CMUCMA Summit due in Jun
The next summit of Conference on Mutual Understanding and Confidence Measures in Asia (CMUCMA) is planned for June 2006, the Kazakh embassy in Baku told Trend.
The top meeting is intended to mull a number of issues regarding cooperation in military, political, economic, cultural and environmental spheres, as well as those on strengthening of security and confidence in the region.
Heads of states are also expected to approve the Statement on Secretariat and Confidence Measures Proceeding, passed at a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the member-states.
The date of the gathering is currently being coordinated with the member-countries, including Azerbaijan, the embassy official said.
The CMUCMA, founded in 1992 at the initiative of Kazakhstans President Nursultan Nazarbayev, unites 16 countries, including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Israel, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. Moreover, Indonesia, Malaysia, the USA, South Korea, Japan, Ukraine and Vietnam possess the observers status in the organization. A number of international organizations, such as UNO, UCSE, Arabic States League, have their representatives in CMUCMA.
The first summit of heads of states and governments within CMUCMA was held in June 2002.