Current Affairs

India and Afghanistan at Heart of Asia conference

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    World Affairs
  • Published
    1st Apr, 2021

Context

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar participated in the 9th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia Istanbul Proces and emphasised that a double peace is required in Afghanistan forpeace and progress in the region.

About the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process (HoA-IP)

  • The Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process is a regional initiative of Afghanistan and the Republic of Turkey.
    • It was launched on 2 November 2011 in Istanbul.
  • Motto: It was started with the motto “?STANBUL PROCESS ON REGIONAL SECURITY AND COOPERATION FOR A SECURE AND STABLE AFGHANISTAN”.
  • Aim: It aims to promote regional security, political and economic cooperation which is centered on Afghanistan The Process has three main pillars
    • Political Consultation
    • Confidence Building Measures
    • Cooperation with Regional Organization

Double Peace: Peace within Afghanistan and peace around Afghanistan

Afghanistan and India cooperation projects

  • The development partnership of USD 3 billion for Afghanistan which includes more than 550Community Development Projects and Drinking water projects
  • Dedicated Air Freight Corridor between the cities of India and Afghanistan
  • India-Afghanistan Trade & Investment Show, titled ‘Passage to Prosperity’
  • Operationalization of Chahbahar Port of Iran
  • Construction of Lalandar Shatood Dam