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Trilateral summit on Afghanistan set for Feb. 16-17 in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 9 Kyodo

A two-day trilateral summit of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran will be held in Islamabad to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and the region, Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said Thursday.

The spokesman said presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad This article or section may contain inappropriate or misinterpreted which do not the text.
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 and Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai (Persian and Pashto: حامد کرزي) (b. December 24, 1957) is the current President of Afghanistan, since December 7, 2004. He became the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime.  would represent Iran and Afghanistan and Pakistan will be represented by President Asif Zardari.

The summit is part of a continuing dialogue among the three countries at the highest level to review regional and bilateral bilateral /bi·lat·er·al/ (-lat´er-al) having two sides, or pertaining to both sides.

bi·lat·er·al
adj.
1. Having or formed of two sides; two-sided.

2.
 ties.

It is being held on an initiative by Ahmadinejad.

The summit has also assumed importance in view of the tension between Iran and the West over the Iranian nuclear program.
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