Yerevan to Host Major International Conference

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Undertaken by the Armenian foreign ministry–and sponsored by the Council of Europe–Great Britain–Russia and Iran–a major international conference "Clash of Civilizations or Dialogue" will take place in Armenia’s capital Yerevan in September 2003.

Armenian deputy foreign minister Ruben Shugarian revealed that renowned experts–representatives of academic–religious and political circles from the UN–OSCE–Arab League countries–Russia–Iran Great Britain–the United States and other countries have confirmed their participation.

Speaking about topics–Shugarian said the agenda will encompass a set of urgent questions to be scrutinized in the broadest context possible. "One of the issues on the agenda will concert terrorism–sources and reasons of emergence–and the struggle against terrorism." Reports and discussions will be held in two plenary sessions and in separate groups.

The foreign ministry has established a special steering team to handle preparations

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