Good neighborliness between Central Asia and China is a valuable contribution to strengthening regional security
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, speaking on January 25, 2022, at the «Central Asia-China Summit», dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries of Central Asia and China, noted the traditionally friendly relations between the states of Central Asia and China.
The Head of State of Kazakhstan also emphasized the significant capacities of CICA in strengthening regional security.
“I would like to note the significant capacities of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia. As the acting Chairman of this Forum, Kazakhstan is taking systematic steps to increase the effectiveness of CICA. Transformation of the Conference into an organization for security and development in Asia would bring our collective efforts on countering current challenges and threats to essentially new level”, - stated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
The President of Kazakhstan also invited Chinese President Xi Jinping, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to participate in the CICA Summit, which will be held this autumn in Nur-Sultan.
China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are Member States of CICA, and Turkmenistan enjoys an observer status in CICA since 2021.
Source: Official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan