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EAM S Jaishankar to attend 9th Ministerial Conference of 'Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process on Afghanistan' in Tajikistan today

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 30, Mar 2021
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External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will attend the 9th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process on Afghanistan today at Dushanbe in Tajikistan. Dr Jaishankar reached Dushanbe yesterday on a three day visit. He called on President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani before the commencement of Heart of Asia Conference. Mr Ghani and Dr Jaishankar shared the perspectives on the peace process.
As the lead country for Trade, Commerce and Investment Confidence Building Measure under Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process, India has made concerted efforts for strengthening regional connectivity for the greater economic integration of Afghanistan with the region. A dedicated Air Freight Corridor between cities of India and Afghanistan and operationalisation of Chabahar Port in Iran are steps in that direction. India, as an important stakeholder for peace, prosperity and stability in Afghanistan has played a constructive role in the international processes on Afghanistan. India has engaged regional and international stakeholders on Afghanistan. The visit will further enhance the outreach to Central Asian countries with a special focus on Afghanistan.

Sources : News on AIR