President Ashraf Ghani asked the participants of the eighth Heart of Asia Conference to support a peace process led by Afghans, saying, “Direct negotiations between us is the key to a political solution.”
Speaking at the conference, he stressed that Central Asian countries face the same threats as Afghanistan and that these threats should be addressed collectively.
“I will offer suggestions for your deliberation and support to move the process forward,” said Ghani.
Meanwhile, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the conference’s host, stated that they support this process.
“We support the peace process led by Afghans…This is the only way to cope the regional terrorism,” said President Erdogan.
The eighth round of the Heart of Asia Conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey on December 9, 2019.
Foreign Ministers from fifteen countries and twelve representatives from international organizations attended the conference. Sixteen nations served as sponsors of the conference.