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Press Release Regarding The "international Conference To Support The Palestinian Economy For The Reconstruction Of Gaza" In Cairo , 10.02.2009

The Arab Republic of Egypt will host the “International Conference to Support the Palestinian Economy for the Reconstruction of Gaza” in Cairo on 2 March 2009. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Ahmed Aboul Gheit sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Babacan inviting Turkey to the Conference.

The Conference will be co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, in its capacity as the Coordinator of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Assistance to the Palestinians.

The Conference is expected to be a turning point in terms of the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Babacan will represent Turkey at the Conference.