CICA summit to take place in Istanbul
The third summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICA) will be held in Istanbul on June 8 and 9, Anadolu news agency reported.
A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Turkey would take over the rotating presidency of the organization from Kazakhstan until 2012.
Leaders of several countries are expected to participate in the summit.
A declaration on regional and global developments will be issued at the end of the summit.
CICA is a multi-national forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. It is a forum based on the recognition that there is close link between peace, security and stability in Asia and in the rest of the world. The Member States, while affirming their commitment to the UN Charter, believe that peace and security in Asia can be achieved through dialogue and cooperation leading to a common indivisible area of security in Asia where all states co-exist peacefully and their peoples live in peace, freedom and prosperity.