ASTANA, 30th October, 2016 (WAM) — The UAE has participated in the meetings of the special working group and senior officials committee of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
Hosted by Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, from 26 to 28 October, the meeting discussed the plan of action to implement the UN Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
Dr. Ahmed Al Matroochi, Director of West Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, led the UAE delegation to the meeting, which discussed a wide range of issues including regional security challenges, counter terrorism and the Palestinian Cause. A proposal to establish the organisation for security and development in Asia was also examined.
The new headquarters of CICA’s Secretariat was opened during celebrations of CICA’s 10th anniversary.
CICA is a multi-national forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia.