Amritsar will host the two-day sixth ministerial conference of the ‘Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process, beginning December 3, Union minister of state for external affairs Gen VK Singh (retd) informed Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in Delhi on Saturday.
Over 40 foreign ministers and dignitaries of the heart of Asian countries, supporting countries and international organisations will participate in the conference.
The deputy CM said the conference would give boost to Punjab’s image and go a long way in helping it achieve a privileged position on the world map, especially in tourism and hospitality sectors.
He said the conference would be a perfect chance to showcase the rich and glorious cultural heritage of Punjab to the visiting dignitaries, such as the newly inaugurated heritage street in the holy city. Sukhbir also mooted the idea of walk around the heritage street for the dignitaries.
The key element of the conference will be challenge of terrorism in the heart of Asian region, especially Afghanistan, countering extremism, exploring cultural and civilisation similarities, and cooperation in the educational sector.