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Preparations for Heart of Asia conference reviewed

Preparations for Heart of Asia conference reviewed

Dec 06, 2015 - 12:53

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Senior Pakistani political and military leaders have reviewed preparations for the Heart-of-Asia conference being hosted by Islamabad next week.

Regional and national security was discussed during the meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, his office said in a brief statement.

Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, National Security Adviser Nasir Janjua, ISIinfo-icon chief Rizwan Akhtar, Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi and others were in attendance.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and India’s Minister for Externalinfo-icon Affairs Sushma Swaraj are expected to attend the two-day conference, to be co-hosted on Dec 8-9 by Pakistaninfo-icon and Afghanistaninfo-icon.

A diplomatic source, meanwhile, told Pajhwok Afghan News Islamabad, using the opportunity, would urge Ghani to resume peace talks with the Afghan Talibaninfo-icon.

Senior officials from 27 countries, including the United States, Russia, Iran, Turkey and China, will attend the moot, to be opened jointly by Ghani and Nawaz.


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