Turkey’s Istanbul is set to host the ministerial conference of the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process on Monday, an official statement said on Saturday.

“Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process 8th Ministerial Conference, themed Peace, Partnership, Prosperity will be held in Istanbul on 9th of December 2019,” the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement.

It added that the conference will be inaugurated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Idrees Zaman, acting minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, acting as co-chairs.

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