New round of discussions of the draft CICA Plan of Action on the Implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy took place
The fifth online session of the Specialized Meeting on the Development of Cooperation between the CICA Member States for the Implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (UNGCTS) was held on 8 September 2022, during which experts from the competent authorities of the CICA Member States discussed the draft CICA Plan of Action on the Implementation of the UNGCTS. The meeting was organized by the Kazakh Chairmanship in CICA and the CICA Secretariat.
The fifth session of the Specialized Meeting was attended by heads and high-level experts from government agencies, institutions and organizations of the CICA Member States in the field of counter-terrorism. The session was chaired by Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Talgat Kaliyev.
This session concluded a series of sessions of the Specialized Meeting convened at the initiative of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the CICA Chair, and supported by the Senior Officials Committee. The previous sessions took place on 24 May, 21 June, 4 July, and 3 August 2022. The draft Plan of Action prepared during the Specialized Meeting by experts from the CICA Member States will be further submitted for consideration by the Special Working Group, the next meeting of which will be held in Nur-Sultan on 13-14 September this year.
The Kazakh Chairmanship in CICA expects that the CICA Plan of Action on the Implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy will be adopted at the next Sixth CICA Summit in Nur-Sultan on 12-13 October 2022.
The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution No. 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 called for concerted efforts to ensure its full and effective implementation.