The regular meetings of Special Working Group and Senior Officials Committee of CICA were held inSiem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia on 23-24 November 2017. Ambassador GuZiping, Head of CICATask Force of the Chinese Chairmanship, chaired the meetings. Ambassador Gong Jianwei, Executive Director of CICA Secretariat, presented a report on the developments since last meeting of the Special Working Group in Lanzhou in July 2017.In the opening session, Mr. SokSiphana, Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia addressed the delegates.
Member States expressed happiness over the achievements of CICA in last 25 years and discussed a number of important issues including outcome of the Informal Meeting of CICA Ministers of Foreign Affairs in New York in September 2017, implementation of confidence building measures (CBMs) in all the five dimensions of CICA CBMs and Action Plan for implementation of UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Delegates expressed appreciation for the events organised by China, India, Kazakhstan, Russia and Thailand since July 2017 for implementation of CBMs in various areas. They also welcomed various events being planned by the Chinese Chairmanship Iran, Russia and Thailand in coming months.