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Pakistan proposes Islamic foreign ministers' confab

ISLAMABAD, July 17 Kyodo

Pakistan has requested the Jidda-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to convene a special meeting of Islamic foreign ministers in Islamabad to consider the situation resulting from Pakistan's nuclear tests in May, a cabinet minister said Thursday.

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Raja Zafar-ul-Haq told reporters on return from a visit to Saudi Arabia and Iran that the OIC secretariat is contacting OIC members to set a date for the meeting.

The cabinet minister said Saudi Arabia and Iran have expressed support for convening such a ministerial meeting to consider the situation resulting from the nuclear tests which led to economic sanctions by the United States, Japan and other industrialized countries.

Iran currently chairs the OIC.
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Date:Jul 20, 1998
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