14:05 | 05/12/2016 Cooperation
The two-day Heart of Asia Conference began in Amritsar on December 3rd to discuss peace, cooperation and economic development in Afghanistan.
The theme for this year is ‘Addressing Challenges, Achieving Prosperity’.
The Senior Officials of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process on Saturday discussed and finalized the text for the 6th Ministerial Conference.
The meeting covered all the necessary technical aspects of the declaration.
Senior officials of fourteen countries that are immediate and extended neighbours of Afghanistan and representatives of seventeen supporting nations deliberated on a number of issues facing the region.
Issues like enhancing Afghanistan's connectivity with South and Central Asian countries to boost trade were being discussed at the senior officials' meeting.
Delegates from nearly forty countries participatef in the conference.
Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz represented Pakistan at the conference.
According to Foreign Office spokesperson, Pakistan would attend the Heart of Asia Conference due to its commitment to Afghanistan's peace and stability.
Theo Source: radio.gov.pk