Sources: Syria to host international meeting on Iraq security

Syria would host a two-day international meeting on Wednesday to discuss the status of security in the war-torn country and further border measures, informed sources said Tuesday.

Sources: Syria to host international meeting on Iraq security
Syria would host a two-day international meeting on Wednesday to discuss the status of security in the war-torn country and further border measures, informed sources said Tuesday.

According to the sources, representatives from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Iraq and some other regional countries will attend the meeting.

An Iraqi diplomat, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed to Xinhua that the participants would be senior officials from foreign and interior ministries or security agencies and Iraq would send a large delegation headed by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Lubaid Abbawi.

He said that he was extending invitations to representatives of the United Nations and the Arab League and the United States and Britain may also attend the meeting.

Border security measures for Iraq, particularly along its borders with Iran and Syria, and means to solidify Iraq's national reconciliation were expected to be focused during the discussions.

The meeting was part of the commitments established during the Iraq conference in May in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Syria is hosting more than 1.5 million Iraqi refugees who fled the turbulences in their homeland after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

Xinhua
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