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Almaty to host Heart-of-Asia Conference

Almaty to host Heart-of-Asia Conference

Mar 24, 2013 - 16:35

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): As part of the Istanbul process aimed to stabilise Afghanistaninfo-icon, an international conference called “Heart of Asia” would be held in Kazakhstan on April 26, an official said on Sunday.

A foreign ministry spokesman told reporters that senior officials would meet in Kabul on Monday to review preparations for the conference in Almaty. Thirteen nations, including Afghanistan’s neighbours, will attend the event.

Janan Musazai said representatives of several international organisations would also participate in the conference, which would discuss ways of building trust among regional countries and resolving the problems being faced by them.

Greater cooperation among regional countries in the fight against terrorism, natural disasters and drug commerce will be high on the agenda. The participants would also confer on expanded regional trade, the spokesman added.

Nearly 30 delegates from 12 regional countries and a dozen international agencies attended the second conference in Kabul in June last year. The inaugural meeting was held in Istanbul in 2011.



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