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Baku (OIC-UNA) - The Seventh Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia � Istanbul Process was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday under the theme of Security and Economic Connectivity towards a Strengthened Heart of Asia.

Ambassador Abdullah Abdurrahman Alim, assistant secretary general for political affairs, headed the delegation of the OIC General Secretariat to the conference. In his speech, Ambassador Alim indicated that the OIC remains committed to support Afghanistan and the stability of this OIC member state. He urged all stakeholders to identify concrete projects on Afghanistan as well as credible but practical implementation and funding mechanisms in a timely fashion.

The conference was attended by 31 countries, including 13 OIC member states, as well as 12 international and regional organizations. Ilham Aliyev, president of Azerbaijan and Ashraf Ghani, president of Afghanistan, delivered their inauguration remarks at the opening of the conference. Azerbaijan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov and Minister of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani also made their statements at the opening session.

Source: International Islamic News Agency


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