Ashraf Ghani

Ashraf Ghani reaches Pakistan to kick-start Heart of Asia Conference

ISLAMABAD – Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday has reached Islamabad to inaugurate the Fifth Heart of Asia ministerial conference today.Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif received the Afghanistan counterpart at Nur Khan Airbase. Ghani received a 21-gun-salute on his arrival in Pakistan.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zakaullah and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman were also present at the airbase to welcome Ghani.The conference will be attended by representatives and high ranking delegations including foreign ministers from 14 participating states, 17 supporting countries and 12 international and regional organisations.

The Fifth Ministerial Conference is expected to adopt a forward looking Islamabad Declaration entitled “Enhanced Cooperation for Countering Security Threats and Promoting Connectivity in the Heart of Asia Region”.

The Declaration would underline commitments from the Heart of Asia countries and partners for sustained efforts towards promoting peace and security, economic development and connectivity in the region.


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