Fifth Turkey and Af-Pak summit set for Istanbul

The Fifth Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Summit will take place in Istanbul on December 24.

Fifth Turkey and Af-Pak summit set for Istanbul

The Fifth Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Summit will take place in Istanbul on December 24, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

A ministry statement said Turkey's President Abdullah Gul would host the summit.

"The fifth trilateral summit takes place at an important point in time in which concrete projects are implemented and the trilateral process has gained maturity. In addition to the trilateral meeting of the ministers of interior which will be held for the first time in the margins of the Summit, a series of trilateral agreements will be signed also for first time ever," the statement said.

The statement said ahead of the summit meeting, President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan would hold bilateral meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.

"The ministers of foreign affairs, high-level military authorities, as well as the presidents of the chambers of commerce will hold parallel trilateral meetings, the results of which will then be presented to the presidents at their summit meeting," the statement said.

The statement said the conclusions of the trilateral meeting of directors of intelligence of the three countries that would take place ahead of the trilateral summit would also be presented to the presidents.

"A joint declaration will be adopted by the three presidents at the end of their summit meeting," the statement also said.

The trilateral summit process has been launched in 2007.



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