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Kyrgyzstan is committed to furthering the CICA process

Strategic goals of the forthcoming Sixth Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) were discussed at the meeting between CICA Executive Director Ambassador Kairat Sarybay and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Zheenbek Kulubaev in Bishkek on 27 May 2022.

CICA Executive Director expressed appreciation to Kyrgyz Republic for strong commitment to CICA goals and objectives as well as for its invaluable support for furthering the CICA process, and introduced the main features of outcome document of the upcoming Sixth CICA Summit.

Ambassador Kairat Sarybay outlined that today CICA has acquired all necessary features of the international organization, including foundational documents, decision-making and working bodies, operational budget and a permanent Secretariat. The proposed transformation will highlight the new role of Asia in global affairs.

Kyrgyz Foreign Minister underlined the role of CICA in current geopolitical situation in the world and reiterated full support to all initiatives of Kazakhstan’s CICA Chairmanship. In particular, commitment of President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov to transform the Conference into a full-fledged organization, which was also reflected in a Joint Statement signed by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov on 26 May 2022.

Kazakhstan was elected as the Chairman of the CICA in 2020. The transformation of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia into the full-fledged international organization for peace and cooperation in Asia is the strategic goal of the Kazakhstan’s Chairmanship.