2016 ‘Heart of Asia’ Conference

IAS Prelims 2023

India will host the next ‘Heart of Asia’ Conference (multilateral meeting on Afghanistan) in the last quarter of 2016.

Heart of Asia conference 2015 was held in Islamabad. Sushma Swaraj led the Indian delegation in Islamabad at the conference.

The meeting was part of the ‘Istanbul Process’ aimed at enhancing cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the region.

The significant development is that India is going to host the next Heart of Asia conference in the last quarter of 2016.

The aim is coordinate the efforts of the countries in the region to support Afghanistan in achieving peace and stability.