Heart of Asia countries agree to respect each other’s sovereignty

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ISLAMABAD:  Countries attended Heart of Asia on Wednesday agreed to respect sovereignty and territorial integrity of each others. 
In a joint declaration, issued after conclusion of its ministerial conference in Islamabad, they agreed to respect for each other’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity and political independence.
They committed to adhere to the principles of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states.
They committed themselves to promoting a multifaceted approach of regional integration based on trust, equality and dialogue.
The conference support Afghanistan’s constructive approach towards regional engagement and its commitment to building an environment of trust and confidence throughout the region.
They also stressed on peace dialogue in Afghanistan. The countries supports peace talks with Afghan Taliban to restore peace and satiability in Afghanistan, said the joint declaration.
The joint statement further said that necessary actions should be taken against militants to curb violence and militancy.
 The participating countries reiterated their agreement that terrorism, extremism and linkages among them, pose a serious challenge to many of them as well as the region and beyond.        
They resolved to eradicate the menace of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. They undertook to introduce measures to curb the spread of violent extremism.      
The conference support Afghanistan’s constructive approach towards regional engagement and its commitment to building an environment of trust and confidence throughout the region.

 

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