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CICA Secretary General pays visit to Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Secretary General of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Ambassador Kairat Sarybay paid a visit to Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov.

The Secretary General spoke about the key achievements of CICA under the Kazakh Chairmanship in 2020-2022, the launch of the process of transforming the forum into a full-fledged international organization and presented the Chairmanship's priorities for the coming biennium until 2024.

Kairat Sarybay informed about the CICA Youth Council meeting in Samarkand scheduled for April 2023, the Business Council meeting and the Business Forum on food security, green finance and renewable energy to be held in June, which are planned back-to-back with the Astana International Forum.

The meeting discussed promising projects for further development of the Organization, including the establishment of the CICA Council on Sustainable Connectivity and the Partnership Network of Leading Universities of the CICA Member States, the institutionalization of the CICA Finance Summit, the preparation of the High-level Conference on Environmental Issues in Astana in 2024, the launch of the new CICA Fund and other priority areas of activity.

The Prime Minister congratulated the Secretary General on the success of the Sixth CICA Summit and assured of the full support and assistance of the Government of Kazakhstan in implementing the CICA Chairmanship's priorities for the next few years.