President Ghani arrived in Tajikistan on Monday for 9th ministerial Hear of Asia-Istanbul Process conference.

Tajikistan is hosting the 9th session of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul process summit in Dushanbe the capital of the country on Monday.

Representatives and foreign ministers of 50 countries are expected to join the summit and discuss ways to strengthen regional consensus for peace and progress in Afghanistan.

HoA-IP was established in 2011 in Turkey to address the shared interests and problems of Afghanistan and its regional partners and neighbors.

There are 15 participating countries, 17 supporting countries, and 12 supporting regional and international organizations in HoA-IP.

Presidential Palace indicated that President Ghani will also meet with President Emomali Rahmon and Kokhir Rasulzoda Prime minister of Tajikistan and other officials.

Both countries will have discussions over the expansion of cooperation and bilateral relations, president Ghani will reportedly receive an honorary doctorate from the country’s university.

This summit will support Afghanistan by building a regional consensus around the peace process

On the first day of the conference Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais has reportedly said international terrorism and drug smugglers are the groups that undermine peace efforts, he also called on regional and international partners to put pressure on the Taliban for a ceasefire.

The Afghan peace process is a chance for all to vision a new future for regional cooperation and relations.

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