Turkey will host a conference in late October on Iraq's security and future attended by neighboring Muslim countries and outside supporters, the United States said Tuesday.
The meeting to be held in Istanbul will be the third neighbors conference aimed at achieving commitments on ways to stabilize the country.
In a similar conference in May held in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, neighbors promised to stop foreign fighters from joining Iraq's insurgency, a pledge that the United States says has not been met.
But State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack said that the United States believes the conferences have produced results.
"We thought it was a useful gathering last time," McCormack said.
McCormack said that Turkey will announce further details on the meeting.
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