Nazarbayev to speak at Ministerial Meeting of Istanbul Process for Afghanistan
22 April 2013 14:31

Nazarbayev to speak at Ministerial Meeting of Istanbul Process for Afghanistan

ASTANA. April 22. KAZINFORM - The 3rd ministerial conference of Istanbul Process of Foreign Ministers related to Afghanistan to be held this week. This has been announced today by Altai Abibullayev, the spokesman for the Central Communications Service at a briefing.

Kazakhstan has also been involved in the previous conferences of the Istanbul Process. The first meeting of the heads of Foreign Ministries was held in Istanbul, thus this process is called “Istanbul Process”. The conference is attended by 14 member countries, 17 supporting states as well as 11 international organizations.

"According to the press service of the Kazakh President on April 26 Nursultan Nazarbayev will participate in the opening procedure of the regular session of the Istanbul Process and deliver a welcoming speech to the participants", said Altai Abibullayev.

The idea of the Istanbul Process is to involve Afghanistan economics and political life to the region as an equal and responsible partner.

"We are convinced that security in Afghanistan and its stable development directly affect regional security and consistency of our country", noted the Central Communications Service representative.

There will be carried out a seminar on transport capabilities of Kazakhstan and Central Asian logistics projects within the forum in Almaty.

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