Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process Secretariat

The Regional Cooperation Directorate General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is acting as the De facto secretariat of the process and is responsible for the coordination required for the process.

Decision Making Mechanisms

The Heart of Asia Process is comprised of four main decision making authorities: the Ministerial Conferences (MCs) the highest level, the Senior Officials Meetings (SOMs), Ambassadorial Meetings (AMs), and Regional Technical Groups (RTGs).