Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today took stock of preparations for the Heart of Asia conference to be held here from December 2 to 3. It is a matter of great pride that the Centre has selected Amritsar as the venue for the conference, he said after a meeting with the senior state government and External Affairs Ministry officials here. Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal was also present in the meeting. Directing officials to ensure due hospitality to visiting foreign dignitaries, Sukhbir said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the President of Afghanistan will attend the conference apart from foreign ministers of 14 countries. He took feedback from officials regarding preparations besides arrangements to take the guests to Sri Darbar Sahib, Jallianwala Bagh and other historical places in the city. This is the first time India will host the conference.
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