On 28 August 2018, official events dedicated to the celebration of the CICA Day were held in Astana.
H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited the Headquarters of the CICA to participate in the opening ceremony of the "Silk Road" Conference Hall, equipped with modern audio-visual equipment out of grant provided by Government of the People’s Republic of China. The Hall meets the latest international level requirements in the field of information technologies; and will help in increasing efficiency of CICA. The ceremony was also attended by diplomatic representatives of former, current and incoming chairmanships CICA - Ambassador of Republic of Turkey, Chargé d'Affaires of People’s Republic of China and Ambassador of Republic of Tajikistan. Ambassador Gu Ziping, Chairman of the CICA Task Force at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, attended the ceremony as a special guest.
A commemorative plaque, symbolizing China's voluntary contribution for the technical equipment of the Secretariat was unveiled in the presence of distinguished guests.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan conveyed best wishes and success to the Secretariat Staff in their important activities towards promoting principles and ideas of the CICA.
On the same day, an official reception on behalf of CICA Executive Director, Ambassador Gong Jianwei, was held, which was attended by the Heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Kazakhstan, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other Ministries and departments of Kazakhstan. Ambassador Gong Jianwei presented the Compilation of the CICA documents in English, Russian and Chinese languages, which includes the basic and guiding official documents of the Conference for the period from the beginning of its activities to 2017; as well as a publication on Tourist Guidebook and Recipes of the CICA region.
During the official reception, the CICA Executive Director presented letters of gratitude to Ms. Van Hannin, the President of the Xinjiang Cultural and Media Company "Yaxin Yasi Oulu", Ms. Van Shuhua, the President of the Urumqi Publishing House "Jianianhua" - for the invaluable contribution to the quality and gratuitous publication of the Compilation of the CICA Documents, Tourist Guidebook and Recipes of the CICA region, as well as to Mr. Chai Chi - the President of “Baisiwei Information Technology Co. Ltd." for highly qualified work on equipping of the "Silk Road" Conference Hall.