Declarations

1. Ministerial Declaration:  November 2nd, 2011 (Download PDF)

The Declaration on "Regional Security and Cooperation for a Secure and Stable Afghanistan" was adopted on November 2nd, 2011 at the Istanbul Conference on Afghanistan. The declaration was accepted by Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Tajikistan,Turkey, Turkmenistan, and the United Arab Emirates.

2. Ministerial Declaration: June 14th, 2012 (Download PDF)

The ‘Heart of Asia’ Ministerial Conference was convened on June 14th, 2012 in Kabul as the first follow-up Conference to the Istanbul Process. The Conference was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and co-chaired by His Excellency Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and His Excellency Mr Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. The Conference was attended by 14 ministerial and high-level delegations from the ‘Heart of Asia’ countries (listed in paragraph 35), 14 ministerial and high-level delegations from the supporting countries (listed in paragraph 36), and 11 high-level delegations from regional and international organisations (listed in paragraph 36).

3. Ministerial Declaration: April 26th, 2013 (Download PDF)

The third ‘Heart of Asia’ Ministerial Conference took place April 26th, 2013 in Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan. The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E. Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev, inaugurated the Conference, which was co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E. Mr Erlan Idrissov. The Conference was attended by 14 ministerial and high-level delegations from the ‘Heart of Asia’ countries, 16 ministerial and high-level delegations from supporting countries of the Istanbul Process, as well as 12 high-level delegations from international and regional organizations.

4. Ministerial Declaration: October 31st, 2014 (Download PDF)

The fourth ‘Heart of Asia’ Ministerial Conference took place on October 31st, 2014 in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. The Foreign Ministers and high-level representatives from 14 ‘Heart of Asia’ countries, joined by 16 supporting countries of the Istanbul Process, as well as high-level representatives from 12 international and regional organizations participated in this meeting. The Conference was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, and H.E. Mr. Zarar Ahmad Osmani, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

5. Ministerial Declaration: December 9th, 2015 (Download PDF)

The fifth ‘Heart of Asia’ Ministerial Conference took place on December 9th, 2015 in Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.  The Conference was co-chaired by H.E. Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of  Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and H.E. Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

6. Ministerial Declaration: December 4th, 2016 (Dowload PDF)

The sixth ‘Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process’ Ministerial Conference was held in Amritsar, India on 4th December, 2016. The Conference was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Arun Jaitley Finance Minister of the Republic of India, and H.E. Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Annexes:

Annex 1 CBMs Progress 

Annex 2 Heart of Asia Countries

Annex 3 Supporting Countries and Organizations

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