The regular meetings of Special Working Group and Senior Officials Committee of CICA were held in Beijing, People's Republic of China on 12-13 January 2016. Ambassador Gu Ziping, Head of CICA Task Force of the Chinese Chairmanship, chaired the meeting. In his opening statement, Ambassador Gu went over the accomplishments of Chinese Chairmanship during last year. Ambassador Gong Jianwei, Executive Director of CICA Secretariat, presented a report on the developments since last meetings of Special Working Group and Senior Officials Committee in Beijing in August 2015.
Member States discussed a number of important issues including CICA Action Plan on implementation of UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and draft declaration of the Fifth Meeting of CICA Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Member States also approved Action Plan for Cooperation Among CICA Member States in Combating Illicit Drugs and Action Plan for implementation of Confidence Building Measures in the area of development of Small and Medium Enterprises for the period 2016-2018.
Next meeting of Special Working Group will be held in Egypt in March 2016.