Zarif to Attend Istanbul Meeting

Zarif to Attend Istanbul Meeting Zarif to Attend Istanbul Meeting

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will set off for Turkey to attend the Eighth Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia—Istanbul Process, themed “Peace, Partnership, Prosperity,” on Monday. 
The Istanbul Process is an initiative launched in 2011 with the aim of providing a platform to discuss regional issues, particularly encouraging security, political and economic cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbors, ISNA reported. 
Afghanistan is the permanent chair of the meetings, along with a co-chair from one of the member states that shifts each year. 
This year's conference will be inaugurated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Afghan counterpart, Ashraf Ghani, with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Idrees Zaman, acting minister of foreign affairs of Afghanistan, acting as co-chairs.
Turkey will hand over its co-chairmanship to Tajikistan during the meeting. 


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