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Tehran to hold the Persian Gulf conference

TEHRAN, Oct. 24 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran will hold here the first International Conference on the Persian Gulf, Marine Silk Road from Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2007. The meet aims to highlight the Persian Gulf's role in the region's economic transactions and also to expand economic cooperation between Iran and the Persian Gulf littoral states and the Far Eastern countries.
Businessmen of 50 states will attend the confab to discuss domestic and international trade, investment, banking, insurance, oil, gas, and petrochemical, and tourism.
Eighteen European and four U.S. officials will be among the guests, adding that participation of all these countries will provide further proof of their inattention to the UN Security Council's sanctions against Iran.
Besides the Persian Gulf littoral states, representatives from Lebanon, India, Pakistan, China, Malaysia and Indonesia will also attend the conference.
The Silk Road is an interconnected series of ancient trade routes through various regions of the Asian continent mainly connecting China, with Asia and the Mediterranean.
It extends over 8,000 km on land and sea.

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