Fars News Agency
June 8, 2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday called for cooperation among world states to forge a new world order.

“The conditions we are experiencing today need planning for new orders in the world and (our) cooperation and co-thinking for organizing the conditions,” Ahmadinejad told reporters before departing for Istanbul, Turkey to take part in the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

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Reminding that major world and Asian players will take part in the Istanbul conference, the Iranian president underlined that “Iran, too, will have active participation in drafting the final statement, taking stances as well as mutual consultations” with participants in the conference.

Ahmadinejad said that his visit will take place at the invitation of Turkish President Abdullah Gul, and pointed out that he is slated to meet other foreign officials during the visit.

Ahmadinejad further confirmed his subsequent trip to Tajikistan, saying the visit will come in response to Tajik President Emomali Rahmon’s visit to Tehran in March 2010.

The Iranian president mentioned that he will take part in the ‘Water for Life’ international conference in Tajikistan.

The CICA Conference is underway in Istanbul on June 4-10.

Turkey will take over the rotating term presidency of the CICA from Kazakhstan during the conference.

Last year, Gul accepted Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s offer to take the presidency of the body.

CICA is an inter-governmental security forum in Asia which was initiated by Kazakhstan’s then president in 1992 and currently has 18 member states, including Iran, Russia, China, South Korea and Turkey.

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