Amritsar to host Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process conference

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 20, 2016 1:03 am
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Amritsar will host the two-day ministerial conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process to be held from December 3. After meeting Union Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh on Saturday, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal said the conference would be held on December 3-4 in which more than 40 foreign ministers and dignitaries from various international organisations would participate.

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“This conference would give further boost to the image of Punjab and go a long way in helping it achieve a privileged position on the world map especially in tourism and hospitality management sectors,” Badal said in a statement.

The SAD leader said no stone would be left unturned to make the conference a grand success. Badal also mooted the idea of heritage walk around the ‘Heritage Street’ for the dignitaries which was agreed upon by the Union Minister.

During the course of the conference, various events would be held concentrating on the challenge of terrorism in the heart of Asia region especially Afghanistan, countering extremism, exploring cultural and civilisational similarities, and cooperation in education sector.