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The following is a partial list of confirmed invitees to a U.S.-sponsored peace conference set to take place in Annapolis, Maryland, according to officials, who provided it on condition of anonymity ahead of the formal announcement of the conference:

  • The United States, host, to be represented by President George W. 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 Palestinian Authority Chairman 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 Ferraro-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.
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Yemen

    Other Arab nations:

  • Kuwait
  • Iraq
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates

    Members of the Group of Eight major industrialized countries not included in above categories:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Britain
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Italy

    Other nations:

  • China
  • Norway
  • Turkey
  • Vatican
  • Brazil
  • Australia

    Financial and other institutions:

  • International Monetary Fund
  • World Bank
  • Organization of the Islamic Conference