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Dutch Say Iran To Attend Afghanistan Conference

Maxime Verhagen
THE HAGUE (Reuters) -- Delegates from Iran will attend an international conference on the future of Afghanistan in The Hague on March 31, the Dutch foreign minister has said.

"Iran has given the signal that they will attend the conference, but at which level and who will participate is not clear," Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen told reporters.

The Netherlands is hosting a one-day UN conference just as the U.S. administration of President Barack Obama is set to unveil a review of its policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The conference, proposed by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a visit to Europe this month, aims at reaching a common set of principles in the international approach to bring stability to Afghanistan and the region.