Invitees to Mideast peace conference
Invitees to Mideast peace conference The United States is inviting representatives from 49 countries, groups of nations, financial and other institutions, and individuals to a Middle East peace conference it will host next week in Annapolis, Md. The following is the full list of confirmed invitees for the conference to be held on Nov. 27 in between meetings in Washington.
The United States, host, to be represented by President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Israel, to be represented by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
Palestinians, to be represented by President Mahmoud Abbas and senior officials.
Members of the international diplomatic "quartet" on the Middle East other than the United States:
The United Nations, to be represented by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The European Union, expected to be represented by EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and External Affairs Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amado, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the bloc.
Russia, expected to be represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the quartet special representative to the Palestinians.
Members of the Arab League committee tasked with pursuing a Saudi initiative for a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal:
Arab League, to be represented by Secretary General Amr Moussa.
Other Arab nations:
United Arab Emirates
Members of the Group of Eight major industrialized countries not included in above categories:
Members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference not included in above categories:
Financial institutions invited as observers:
International Monetary Fund
SOURCE: Associated Press