HoA stands for Heart of Asia. It’s an intergovernmental organisation & provides a platform to encourage security, economic & political cooperation in Afghanistan & its neighbours. It was founded on 2nd Nov., 2011 at Instanbul, Turkey. Also called Instanbul Process.
Q. 1. How many Members countries are there in HoA?
Explanation: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan & United Arab Emirates.
Member countries are called Participating Countries.
Special Note: Iraq, Uzbekistan & Syria are not the member countries though they are neighbours of Afghanistan.
Iraq is though one of the Supporting Countries.
Q. 2. Where is the 6th HoA Ministerial Conference taking place?
(B) New Delhi
Ans. Amritsar, Punjab
Note: Wikipedia can be wrong at times.
As per Wikipedia this is the 7th Ministerial Conference of HoA which is wrong.
With Great Love,
Er. Amit Yadav