CHAIR

Heart of Asia Istanbul Process, HoA IP, has two chairs, Permanent chair and a Co-chair. Afghanistan is the permanent chair. The co-chairing shifts among the member states. Each year one-member state volunteer to co-chair the process with Afghanistan.
The chair and co-chair work in close coordination and collaboration to facilitate the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process.
The first Heart of Asia Istanbul Process was co-chaired by Turkey in 2011. Turkey is co-chair of HoA IP for the year 2019 and Tajikistan has volunteered to co-chair the process in 2020.

History of chair so far:

November 11, 2011
The Republic of Turkey

Istanbul

June 14, 2012
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Kabul

April 26, 2013
Republic of Kazakhstan

Almaty

October 31, 2014
People's Republic of China

Beijing

December 9, 2015
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Islamabad

December 3-4, 2016
Republic of India

Amritsar

December 1, 2017
Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku

2018
Republic of Turkey

Istanbul

2019
Republic of Turkey

Istanbul

2020
Republic of Tajikistan

Dushanbe