CICA Secretariat signed a Memorandum of Understanding
Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(Shanghai, 20 May 2014)
Secretariat of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (CICA and SCO) in Shanghai on the margins of 4th CICA Summit, on 20 May 2014. Memorandum was signed the Executive Director Ambassador of CICA Çinar Aldemir and SCO Executive Secretary Mr. Dmitry Mezentsev.
Signing of Memorandum marks the beginning of cooperation in regional security and stability between CICA and SCO. Both sides reaffirmed their readiness in countering "three evils" of terrorism, extremism and separatism, as well as cooperation in the fight against illicit narcotic and drugs trafficking and new threats and security challenges.
Ambassador Çinar Aldemir noted that stability, peace and security in Asia also affected other parts of the world. Since China has assumed chairmanship of CICA, it will contribute not only in the security field but also in economic, environmental and human dimensions.
SCO Executive Secretary Mr.Mezentsev emphasized, that this cooperation will promote closer interaction in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, assessing and countering threats. SCO has many points of contact with CICA and the signing of this document is only the first step to begin mutual serious cooperation.