The two-day conference will be held on December 8-9 in Islamabad and will be attended by representatives from Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and the UAE, Dawn online reported.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, at a trilateral meeting with Ghani and British Prime Minister David Cameroon on the sidelines of the Summit on Climate Change in Paris, said: "A warm welcome awaits Ghani in Islamabad at the Heart of Asia Meeting on December 9''.

Ghani's visit was earlier in doubt because of the strains in ties that followed the breakdown of the reconciliation dialogue in July between the Afghanistan government and Taliban, which was facilitated by Pakistan.

Ghani accused Pakistan of acting against his country's interests and not doing enough to end terrorist bases on its soil from where attacks were being launched against Afghanistan.

Resumption of Pakistan-Afghanistan contacts took place after Islamabad and Washington agreed to work together for the revival of peace dialogue during army chief General Raheel Sharif's visit to the US in November.

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