CICA to discuss security, to promote dialogue

Mamnoon to represent Pakistan at top Asia conference

ISLAMABAD – President Mamnoon Hussain will represent Pakistan in the two-day Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) to be held in Shanghai from May 20.

The event will draw 11 heads of states, two heads of governments and 10 chiefs of international organisations. The dignitaries besides President Mamnoon will include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

They are expected to discuss topics including the Asian security situation, measures to promote Asian dialogues, trust and coordination, China will take over as CICA host from 2014 to 2016. In 1992, the CICA was established as a forum for dialogue and consultations and promotion of confidence-building measures.

Now, it has 24 member countries and 13 observers.

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