Sixth Heart of Asia conference held in Amritsar
Sixth Heart of Asia conference held in Amritsar . The Sixth Ministerial Conference of ‘Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process of Afghanistan’ was held on December 3 and 4 in Amritsar, Punjab (India). In this conference Government of Afghanistan and India stressed on the need to eliminate Pakistan-sponsored terrorism for peace in Afghanistan.
Facts related to Heart of Asia Conference:
- The main issues of the sixth Heart of Asia conference included development, economic growth, and security of Afghanistan.
- The conference was attended by 14 member countries, 17 partner countries, and 13 organizations.
- Heart of Asia-Istanbul process was formed by putting India and 14 countries together in November 2011.
- The founding member countries considered Afghanistan as the heart of Asia. Therefore, this convention is called as Heart of Asia. The first conference was held in Istanbul, the capital of Turkey, so it is called the Heart of Asia-Istanbul process.
- The seventh conference of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process of Afghanistan will be held in Azerbaijan in 2017.