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CMI's iraq seminar held in finland in close future

29.08.2007

former finnish president martti ahtisaari and his crisis management initiave foundation has confirmed that they're about to arrange an iraqi crisis seminar in finland.

this information is also confirmed by finnish state department.

mr ahtisaari's work is well known for it's efforts to solve difficult crisis around the world.

he played a key role in namibian independence process and led the UN operation that oversaw namibia's independence from south africa in 1990.

in the aceh conflict, mr ahtisaari led talks between the indonesian government and the former separatist rebels that ended a three-decade conflict in which 15,000 lives were lost.

mr ahtisaari helped bring an end to the conflict in kosovo in june 1999 - his last year as finnish president - after he was sent by the european union as a mediator.

in 2001 he served as an independent arms inspector in northern ireland.

CMI hasn't yet confirmed the identities of iraqi participators in the forthcoming negotiations, nor the exact date.

the idea of the seminar is simply to bring the central shiite and sunni participants of iraqi crisis around the same table and open discussion about how to resolve the crisis in future time.

http://www.cmi.fi/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martti_Ahtisaari
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5398780.stm
http://www.yle.fi/uutiset/kotimaa/id68522.html
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=16433&Cr=kosovo&Cr1


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Added: Aug-30-2007 
By: MikL0
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Iraq, News, Middle East
Tags: iraq, peace negotiations, finland, ahtisaari
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