The Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process Senior Officials Meeting, 8 December 2015, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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The thirteenth Senior Officials Meeting of the Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process was held on 8th December 2015 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairsof the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Islamabad. Representatives of the participating countries, supporting countries and regional and international organizations participated in this meeting. The meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan and H.E. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan. H.E. Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs in his opening remarks said that peace and stability in Afghanistan is in the interest of the entire region. He added that the Heart of Asia is an effective platform for regional economic cooperation and connectivity with Afghanistan at its center. H.E. said that as the process is becoming mature, more focus has to be on strengthening regional engagement and collaboration with a view to effectively combating the formidable challenges confronting the region, in the field of security as well as promoting regional economic interaction. H.E. stressed the need to collectively fight the menace of terrorism and extremism in the region...

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