Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
 Where is the Middle East?
Food and Agriculture Organization, 2005

As of 2005, the countries assigned to the FAO’s Near East region for executive council election purposes are: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, UAE, Yemen. However, the FAO Regional Office for the Near East defines the region more broadly for the purpose of undertaking activities and projects. The broader regional definition includes all the countries listed above, plus Algeria, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.

Sources: Ross B. Talbot, Historical Dictionary of the International Food Agencies: FAO, WFP, WFC, IFAD (Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1994), 41; “FAO Member Nations by Region for Council Election Purposes,” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, http://www.fao.org/unfao/govbodies/membernations_reg_en.asp; “About RNE,” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, http://www.fao.org/world/regional/rne/aboutus/aboutus_en.htm

"Near East"
Afghanistan
Algeria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Cyprus
Djibouti
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Mauritania
Morocco
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Yemen
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