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Sign of partnership and cooperation: CICA Secretary General receives SCO RATS medal

3 April 2024 – Astana, Kazakhstan – Director of the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO RATS) Ruslan Mirzaev presented Secretary General of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Ambassador Kairat Sarybay with a commemorative medal to mark the 20th anniversary of the SCO RATS.

The ceremony took place at the CICA headquarters in Astana. Receiving the award from the head of the SCO RATS, CICA Secretary General Kairat Sarybay emphasized that he regarded it as a recognition of CICA's contribution to collective efforts in countering terrorism within the region and as a sign of successful partnership in this domain.

CICA and the SCO, including its Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, operate in the same region and have complementary areas of cooperation. All SCO Member States are also CICA Member States.

Combating terrorism is an important element of the Catalogue of Confidence Building Measures, one of the fundamental documents of CICA. The Sixth CICA Summit in Astana held on 12-13 October 2022 adopted the CICA Plan of Action on the Implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

In 2017, the CICA Secretariat and the SCO RATS signed a protocol of cooperation to join efforts in combating the scourge of terrorism, which transcends national borders. Earlier, in 2014, the CICA and SCO secretariats signed a memorandum of understanding.



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