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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Iraq peace talks held in Finland

Iraqis of different ethnic and sectarian backgrounds met in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday to discuss the future of their country, Reuters reported the same day.

Shias, Sunnis, and Kurds gathered at a conference on healing divided societies to discuss ways to end the violence in Iraq. The Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), a nongovernmental organization headed by former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, organized the event. .

“The conferees adopted a set of principles for joint national action in addition to a set of implementation mechanisms with the aim of advancing national reconciliation in Iraq,” CMI said in a statement.

The attendees are slated to meet in Baghdad within the next three months to continue to work towards a national agreement.

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