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> Presentation to G8 and BMENA Foreign Ministers
   
 
Presentation
September 24, 2004
New York

   

NEWYORK, Sept 24: A two-member delegation including the Executive Director of PILDAT, Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, and Dr. Noha Al Akawi of Egypt, made presentations to a meeting of the foreign ministers of G-8 and Broader Middle East and North African (BMENA) countries on September 24, 2004 at the Waldorf Astoria at the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. General Assembly.

 
 

The meeting was presided over by Mr. Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, and attended by foreign ministers and representatives of 32 countries including Mr. Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri, Foreign Minister of Pakistan.

 
 

The presentations were made on behalf of the civil society in BMENA countries on the subject of politics, economics and social reforms in the region, leading to democratic, prosperous and peaceful societies. A memorandum presented by the two representatives of the civil society on the occasion called for expedient and peaceful resolution of the issues of Palestine and Kashmir.