Office of the Spokesperson
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will lead a delegation of U.S. government representatives traveling to Istanbul for the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process from December 8 -10. Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Molly Phee will also take part in the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process.
The Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process is a regional grouping launched in 2011 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbors. The United States participates as a partner country to provide key support for regional political dialogue and confidence-building measures that encourage regional coordination at the technical level. In Istanbul, PDAS Wells and DSRAR Phee will participate in a series of meetings and bilateral engagements. PDAS Wells will deliver remarks on behalf of the United States on December 9.
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