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David Cameron has welcomed London's hosting of the ninth World Islamic Economic Forum, being held for the first time in a city outside the Muslim world.

The Prime Minister promised to show an expected 1,800 visiting politicians, financiers and businesspeople from 115 countries that the UK is a "first-class destination for trade and investment from the Islamic world and beyond".

Among national leaders expected to attend this week's gathering are Malaysian PM Najib Razak, the Sultan of Brunei, King Abdullah II of Jordan, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain, President Abdul Hamid of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane of Morocco and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan.


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