On 25 February 2021, а meeting of ambassadors of the "Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process" member states was held in Kabul.
Thanking the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan for co-chairing the process and its continued support for Afghanistan, the Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Marwais Nab, said that the “Heart of Asia - the Istanbul Process" is a good platform for cooperation and coordination. He called for the expansion of regional cooperation with a focus on Afghanistan, especially on a regional consensus for peace, in order to pave the way for peace in the country.
Tajik Ambassador to Afghanistan Sa’di Sharifi announced Tajikistan's readiness to hold a Senior officials meeting and the 9th Ministerial Conference of "Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process" on March 29-30, 2021 in Dushanbe and called for active participation.
Participants then reviewed draft documents related to the 9th Ministerial Conference – Dushanbe Declaration, Women Empowerment Confidence Building Measures and Disaster Management and Environmental Protection CBM HoA-IP.