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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 and Hamid Karzai 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 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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Date:Feb 13, 2012
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