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Rabbani, Jaitley to co-chair Heart of Asia Conference

Rabbani, Jaitley to co-chair Heart of Asia Conference

Dec 01, 2016 - 09:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will co-chair the two-day Heart of Asia conference on Afghanistaninfo-icon in Amritsar.

Scheduled to begin on Saturday, the conference would be attended by representatives from more 30 countries, including China, the US, Russia, Iran and Pakistaninfo-icon, an Indian daily reported on Thursday.

The Asian Age said Externalinfo-icon Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would not attend the event, which would be jointly inaugurated by President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Swaraj, who is undergoing treatment for kidney failure, would not attend the HoA Conference -- a platform seeking to encourage security, political and economic cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbours.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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