Press Releases

Iran counts on the success of the Sixth CICA Summit

Ambassador of Iran to Kazakhstan Majid Samadzadeh Saber visited the headquarters of the CICA Secretariat on 31 August and was received by Executive Director Ambassador Kairat Sarybay. A thorough discussion took place regarding the preparations for the Sixth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) to be held in Nur-Sultan on 12-13 October this year.

The Iranian diplomat expressed confidence that the CICA Member States would exert every effort to reach consensus on the substantive outcomes of the meeting of the leaders and wished the Secretariat and the Kazakh Chairmanship every success in such an important and large-scale event.

Kairat Sarybay noted that he hoped for Iran's participation at the highest level, which would certainly give the Summit even greater political significance. The Executive Director highlighted the progress in preparing the outcome documents of the Summit and invited the Iranian side to take part in the upcoming offline meeting of the Special Working Group to be held in the Kazakh capital on 13-14 September this year.

Since the inception of CICA in 1992, Iran has been actively participating in the work of the Conference and in the negotiation process on all Forum documents. Within CICA, Iran coordinates the implementation of confidence building measures in the areas of combating drugs and disaster management.