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CICA Secretary General gives extensive interview to Turkish media

Secretary General of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Ambassador Kairat Sarybay held a briefing for Turkish media on the eve of his participation in the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic States (TurkPA) in Ankara (Republic of Türkiye).

The Secretary General informed reporters about the goals, objectives and prospects of the Organization and shared the main outcomes of the Sixth CICA Summit held in Astana. Media representatives were briefed on the priorities of the Kazakh Chairmanship for 2023-2024 and its vision of the incremental institutional transformation of the forum.

Kairat Sarybay also presented promising projects for the further development of the Organization, including establishment of the CICA Council on Sustainable Connectivity and the Partnership Network of Leading Universities of the CICA Member States, institutionalization of the CICA Finance Summit, preparation of the High-level Environmental Conference in Astana in 2024, operationalization of the newly created CICA Fund and other priority areas.

During the Q&A session, journalists showed great interest in the CICA process, noted its growing importance as a multilateral platform for dialogue and cooperation in the current global geopolitical turbulence and appreciated the efforts of the Kazakh Chairmanship aimed at transforming CICA.