U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Turkey | site |



(December 7, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information:

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will lead a delegation of U.S. government representatives traveling to Istanbul for the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process from December 8 -10. Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Molly Phee will also take part in the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process.

The Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process is a regional grouping launched in 2011 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbors. The United States participates as a partner country to provide key support for regional political dialogue and confidence-building measures that encourage regional coordination at the technical level. In Istanbul, PDAS Wells and DSRAR Phee will participate in a series of meetings and bilateral engagements. PDAS Wells will deliver remarks on behalf of the United States on December 9.