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Arun Jaitley to lead Indian delegation at HoA conference

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Minister will lead the Indian delegation at the two-day Heart of conference beginning Saturday which will be attended by over 30 countries including China, the US, Russia, and

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is unwell, will not attend the meet.

The main conference will be inaugurated jointly by Prime Minister Modi and President Ashraf Ghani on December 4. is the permanent chair of HoA while is its co-chair this year being the host.

The ministerial conference will be co-chaired by Jaitley and the Foreign Minister, Gopal Baglay, who heads the PAI (Pakistan, and Iran) division in Ministry of External Affairs, told reporters.

Swaraj is undergoing treatment for kidney failure and the MEA last week had announced that she will not attend the meet.

The HoA platform was floated with an aim to encourage security, political and economic cooperation between and its neighbours.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 19:22 IST