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Wednesday, June 09, 2004

"Mideast leaders to join G8 Summit"

Israel Not Invited
SEA ISLAND, Georgia (CNN) -- Mideast heads of state were scheduled to meet Wednesday with leaders of the Group of Eight largest industrialized nations.

Issues critical to the Middle East were expected to dominate the three-day event, hosted by President Bush at the Sea Island resort off the coast of Georgia.

In addition to Bush, leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the European Union are participating.

Mideast leaders invited to participate include heads of government from Jordan, Yemen, Bahrain and Algeria. The leader of Afghanistan also has been invited to the summit.