The Istanbul Process Ministerial examines the Afghani recovery process and, specifically, how interregional cooperation can facilitate it. The Ministerial brings together regional representatives from both the private and public sector to discuss prospective developmental and restructuring initiatives.
On Friday, April 26 the Honorable Timur Urazayev, ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ambassador Robert O. Blake, assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, and Wahidullah Waissi, the director general for economic affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met to discuss the results of the Istanbul Process’ Heart of Asia 3rd Ministerial Conference. Carnegie’s Martha Brill Olcott and Carnegie’s Frederic Grare moderated.
The process has several areas of concentration, including:
It also emphasizes greater interregional cooperation. Initiatives highlighted in this discussion included:
Speakers also stressed the contributions made by individual countries to furthering the Afghani recovery process.
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