Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in its capacity as coordinator for implementation of confidence building measures in military-political dimension, organised a Workshop on CICA Confidence Building Measures in Military-Political Dimension in Astana on 11 October 2017 followed by a visit to Baikonur Cosmodrome on 12 October 2017. Military and Diplomatic representatives of CICA Member States and Observers participated in the workshop. The workshop was chaired by Lt. General T.S. Mukhtarov, Deputy Minister of Defence of Kazakhstan. Lt. General Mukhtarov and Ambassador Gong Jianwei, CICA Executive Director, delivered keynote speeches in the opening session. Statements and presentations were made on behalf Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO RATS), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Russian Federation and Republic of Turkey on issues relating to confidence building measures in military-political dimension as well as potential and modalities for further enhancement of cooperation in this important area.