ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani are expected to jointly inaugurate the opening session of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process on Tuesday in Islamabad.

The two day ministerial meeting will discuss the key issues related to regional and national security including an exclusive discussion on Afghanistan.

According to media reports, although the Afghan president has not so far made an official statement to visit Islamabad but the presence of his security team strongly hints at his arrival to the event.

Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj is also expected to represent India on the meeting.

However Pakistani foreign office said that there have been no official confirmation of Swaraj’s visit to Pakistan on the occasion.

The Hear of Asia-Istanbul event is being hosted by Pakistan and Afghanistan jointly.