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Baroness Warsi attended the Istanbul Process Ministerial Conference on Friday 26 April and delivered the UK’s intervention.
Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi said:
Promoting Afghanistan’s stability and prosperity is vital for the people of Afghanistan. The Istanbul Process is an important initiative, led by Afghanistan and the region and is supported by the international community. It is playing a vital role to deliver and improve peace and prosperity for Afghanistan’s neighbours. I am, therefore, proud that the UK can be an active supporter of this important initiative.
At the Conference, Ministers endorsed measures designed to build capacity in Afghanistan and confidence between Afghanistan and its neighbours. Baroness Warsi committed the UK, as a supporter country, to play an important role.
Baroness Warsi said:
We are pleased that the Heart of Asia continues to develop and welcome the progress made here in Almaty today. The UK has committed to support five of the six confidence building measures. We understand that these tracks of activity have the potential to build Afghan capacity significantly and to strengthen the ties between neighbours.