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Experts from the CICA Member States continue working on the draft CICA Plan of Action on the Implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

The second session of the Specialized Meeting on the Development of Cooperation between the CICA Member States for the Implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy  (UNGCTS) organized by the Kazakh Chairmanship in CICA together with the Secretariat was held online on 21 June 2022.

The initiative of the CICA Chairmanship, the Republic of Kazakhstan, to convene the Specialized Meeting was supported by the Senior Officials Committee in December 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to ensure that qualified experts from the Member States review and agree on the draft CICA Plan of Action on the Implementation of the UNGCTS for its subsequent approval by the CICA governing bodies.

The second session was attended by heads and high-level experts from government agencies, institutions and organizations of the CICA Member States in the field of counterterrorism. The session was chaired by Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Talgat Kaliyev.

During the session, the experts discussed proposals from the Member States and agreed to continue working on the draft Plan of Action at the third session scheduled for July 4. The Chairmanship intends to finalize the document by the Sixth CICA Summit in Nur-Sultan on 12-13 October 2022.

The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution 60/288 on 8 September 2006. At the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the CICA Member States in April 2016, foreign ministers agreed that the adoption of the CICA Plan of Action on the Implementation of the UNGCTS would provide further impetus to enhance cooperation among the Member States in countering terrorism, and encouraged to work toward its full and effective implementation.