KABUL – A consultative meeting aimed at preparations for the 9th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process, co-chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab and Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Kabul Dr. Sa’di Sharifi, was held today at the Storay Palace of the MoFA.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of organizations and ambassadors of supporting countries of the Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process.
At the outset of the meeting, Deputy Minister Nab stressed the importance of regional and global consensus in supporting the Afghan peace process and thanked the countries and organizations supporting the Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process for their sympathies with the government and people of Afghanistan in connection with the killing of women, journalists and civil society activists. Mr. Nab also briefed the participants about the arrangements and preparations for the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process scheduled to take place on the 30th of March 2021 in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.
The Tajik Ambassador to Kabul reaffirmed his country's support for the peace process and the Afghan government's efforts thereof, and reassured the participants of Tajikistan’s readiness to host the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process in Dushanbe.
Meanwhile, discussing the joint declaration of the said conference, the participants underlined the importance of convening the Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference under the current circumstances in Afghanistan promising to share the perspectives of their respective countries with the Afghan MoFA regarding the declaration in the near future.