Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process Secretariat

The  Directorate General for Regional Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is acting as the de-facto Secretariat of the Process and is responsible for all the coordination required for the smooth functionality of the Process.

Decision Making Mechanisms

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