The two-day ministerial meeting of Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) will begin here in Istanbul on Monday to harness political support from member countries and prepare modalities for the New York summit level meeting of FoDP to be co-chaired by President Asif Ali Zardari, President Barak Obama and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Pakistan would also share its plan of rehabilitation and reconstruction for Swat and Malakand area with the FoDP member countries. Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi would be leading a delegation in the meeting while a total of 20 member states and six international organisations are expected to be represented in the meeting. The FoDP was launched in New York in September 2008 on sidelines of a United Nations General Assembly Session. The founding member states of FoDP included the UK, France, Germany, the US China, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Turkey, Australia and Italy plus the United Nations (UN) and the European Union. The Istanbul meeting aims to provide assistance to the Islamabad Government in the field of education, health, energy, economy and local administration. While the main focus of assistance will be the fight against terrorism and stability in Pakistan, but at the ministerial level meeting, the results of the private sector meeting and a pilot project for reconstruction in Malakand region as well as prospect of public and private sector co-operation will be discussed. During the last meeting of the FoDP, which took place in Tokyo in April under the Chairmanship of President, Asif Ali Zardari, participants pledged dollar 5.2 billion in assistance.