Tehran, May 26, IRNA - 17th international symposium on Persian Gulf to be held in Tehran for two days from May 28.
Deputy foreign minister for education and research said on Saturday that the gathering will be inaugurated with a message from Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and speech of Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
Manouchehr Mohammadi said that officials and scholars from 28 states will attend the international conference titled "Security in Persian Gulf from Perspectives of International Law."
The conference which will be held at the Institute of Political and International Studies (IPIS) of foreign ministry, security issues and policies of regional powers in the Persian Gulf will be discussed.
From about 130 papers which have been sent to the secretariat of the symposium, some 100 papers have been selected from which 55 papers are by Iranian and 45 others are written by foreign thinkers and scholars.
He noted that 35 papers will be presented in English and 10 in Arabic language.
Mohammadi said that Iraq, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, Afghanistan, Australia, China, Taiwan, Croatia, France, Greece, Britain, Finland and Indonesia will take part in the symposium.
He added nine US thinkers and professors, who have sent their papers to the secretariat, have been invited symposium.
Mohammadi noted that Persian Gulf issues ranging from various subjects of legal, political and strategic to economic, cultural and historical issues will be addressed.
He also announced holding a one day Conference on "Late Imam Khomeini, Foreign Policy and Islamic Unity" on June 3 at IPIS.
He added, the gathering will be held on the anniversary of departure of late Imam Khomeini in presence of the scientific and political figures on the the role of late Imam on formulation of Iranian foreign policy.
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