Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)

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Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi recently rejected the Pakistan PM Sharif’s statement on the Kashmir issue at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in Astana.

About Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA):

  • The Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) is a multi-national forum for strengthening cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia.
  • It was founded by the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, on 5 October 1992, at the 47th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • India is one of the founding members of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
  • To be a member of CICA, a state must have at least a part of its territory in Asia.
  • The CICA Summit is convened every four years. The Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs is required to be held every two years.
  • The CICA Secretariat - administrative body of CICA - is located in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

 


Source : The Hindu