Pakistani FM to attend 3rd CICA Summit in Istanbul

19:45, June 04, 2010      

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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureishi will lead the Pakistan delegation to the Third Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) being held in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 8- 9, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

The Foreign Minister will also represent Pakistan at the special Ministerial event "Security and Economic Cooperation in Eurasia in the 21st Century," which will be held on 7 June, the Ministry's spokesman said.

CICA was established in 1993 at the initiative of President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan as a forum for dialogue and consultations and promotion of confidence building measures among its members on security and developmental issues. The first and second CICA Summits were held in Kazakhstan in 2002 and 2006.

CICA has diverse membership from all sub-regions of Asia including Central Asia, South East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East.

It provides an important platform for dialogue and cooperation among member states. Geographic contiguity, well developed communication and transportation links and economic inter- dependence offer vast opportunities for cooperation and collaboration among CICA countries.

Pakistan has been actively participating in CICA activities since its inception, the spokesman said.

Source: Xinhua


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