Kazakh president: As chairman China may give new impetus to CICA
Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept. 12 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that China may give a new impetus to the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), as chairman of the organisation in 2014 - 2016, President Nazarbayev said at the opening of the CICA jubilee session in Astana today.
"China has a unique historical, political and cultural experience to promote a complex process of building trust and developing Asian cooperation," Nazarbayev said.
He said that China's presidency will give a significant impetus to the CICA by strengthening and continuing further development.
"China is aimed at ensuring security in Asia through a multilateral dialogue based on mutual interests and consensus", the Kazakh president said.
At present, Turkey chairs the CICA.