DUSHANBE: As overseas minister S Jaishankar arrived in Tajikistan’s capital on Monday to attend a key convention on Afghanistan, the place representatives from round 50 nations and worldwide organisations would talk about constructing regional consensus across the peace course of within the nation, his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s attendance has sparked hypothesis of a attainable assembly between the 2 amidst latest peace overtures from Pakistan.
Qureshi, nevertheless, stated no assembly has been “finalised or requested” to this point with his Indian counterpart on the sidelines of the convention. Jaishankar final week didn’t give a selected reply to questions on if he’ll meet Qureshi on the sidelines of the convention. The final assembly between Qureshi and an Indian exterior affairs minister happened in May 2019 in Bishkek on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) assembly.
The ninth Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) ministerial convention is an element of the Istanbul Process – a regional initiative on safety and cooperation for a secure and peaceable Afghanistan – that was launched on November 2, 2011 in Turkey. During his go to, Jaishanakar can also be anticipated to meet leaders of different taking part nations on the sidelines of the convention.