Deputy Executive Director of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), Chi Fang, praised Jordan's "active" role as a CICA permanent member.
Fang, speaking to the press and "Petra" during a visit to CICA's headquarters, on Thursday, stressed the importance of the organization's role in promoting cooperation among countries, addressing issues of common concern, cooperating with the international community in this regard, building confidence and achieving peace.
CICA, which was established with an initiative by the first Kazakhstan president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, on October 5, 1992 during the 47th session of the United Nations General Assembly, then officially began its activities in March 1993, according to Fang.
CICA compromises 27 permanent members: Jordan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, and Tajikistan. Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
For his part, expert and ambassador to CICA, Dulat Kwanishev, said preparations are underway to hold CICA's summit at the level of leaders next year, noting that member and observer countries' ministers will hold pre-summit preparatory discussions next October.
Source: Jordan News Agency