Astana, 10 October 2022 (TDI): Sixth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia(CICA) Summit to start on October 12-13 in Astana, Kazakhstan, where Presidents and Prime Ministers of 11 countries will be participating.

This year CICA is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its foundation. The CICA has the  27-Member countries contributing to peace and prosperity in Asia.

The Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan has announced that there are 11 heads of state, including the Vice President of Vietnam and the Deputy Chairman Presidents of Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Tajikistan, Russia, Turkiye, and Uzbekistan, are expected to arrive in Astana, the spokesperson explained.

Kazakh foreign ministry spokesperson Aibek Smadiyarov, 11 heads of state, Vietnamese vice president, Chinese deputy chairman, and five ministers are to come to the Kazakh capital for the sixth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) to take place on October 12-13.

Prime Minister of Pakistan to CICA Summit 2022

Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif will travel to Kazakhstan on Wednesday to attend the Summit. Pakistan is an essential member of CICA and has played an important role in this multilateral organization.

The Prime Minister is expected to meet the heads of the states from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkiye, and Azerbaijan. A senior-level federal cabinet member will accompany the Prime Minister.

Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia(CICA)

CICA is a global forum for enhancing cooperation toward promoting peace, security, and stability in Asia. This is a forum based on the recognition that there is a close link between peace, security, and stability in Asia and the rest of the world.

While affirming their commitment to the UN Charter, the Member States believe that peace and security in Asia can be achieved through dialogue and cooperation, leading to a common indivisible area of security in Asia where all states co-exist peacefully, and their peoples live in peace, freedom, and prosperity.

The idea of convening CICA was first proposed by the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan –   Nursultan Nazarbayev, on 5 October 1992, at the 47th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The two founding documents of CICA are the Declaration on the Principles Guiding Relations between the CICA Member States, adopted at the First Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs held in Almaty on 14 September 1999, and the Almaty Act, a charter of CICA, adopted at the First Summit held in Almaty on 4 June 2002. These two documents became the stepping stone toward the future evolution of CICA.

There are 27 member states of CICA, observer states, and regional and international organizations as observers as well.