KABUL: The 9th session of senior officials for Istanbul Process-Heart of Asia was held Thursday under the joint chairmanship of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and People’s Republic of China in Beijing.
According to MoFA, the conference was held under joint chairmanship of Deputy Minister of Political Affairs for Foreign Affairs Irshad Ahmadi and Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Liojin Min.
The session was attended by 14 Istanbul Process-Heart of Asia member countries, 17 Istanbul Process supporting countries and 12 international and regional organizations.
In the session, Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomed widely participation of Afghanistan people in first and second round of the country’s presidential election and while stressing on peace, stability and national unity in Afghanistan said Afghanistan is on its key and historic passage and the country’s stability is important for stability of the region. He stressed on completion of the country’s election process in the framework of Afghanistan constitution, expressing hope that the election result would be effective for stability and national unity in Afghanistan. The Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs also emphasized on further regional cooperation in supporting Istanbul Process-Heart of Asia. In the session, it was briefed related to Heart of Asia ministerial summit to be held on August 29 in Tianjin of China. Liojin Min stressed that the conference would be the first international conference for upcoming government of Afghanistan. (The Kabul Times)