CICA urges to develop sustainable security in ASIA by Muhammad Zamir Asadi

CICA urges to develop sustainable security in ASIA

BEIJING, June 29 — Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) developed a consensus for enhancing cooperation towards peace, security and stability in Asia.

The 2nd CICA annual conference concluded here with the theme to enhance regional integration which was commenced on July 28.

Nearly 300 delegations from CICA member countries, observers, think tanks, social groups and media participated in the conference discussed common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security in Asia, as well as the Belt and Road construction.

At the opening ceremony, the congratulatory message of Chinese president Xi Jinping was read by Chen Yuan, vice Chairman of the Chinese people political consultative conference

Under the conference’s framework, all-members of conference and 8 roundtable discussions were held on first day, featuring Asian security situation, fulfilling UN 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development, cooperation in fighting terrorism, cyber security, response to climate change, financial security, future development of CICA non-governmental forum and the role of media.

At the end of the conference, Wei Wei, vice president of the Chinese people’s institute of foreign affairs told media men that foreign and national delegates had a very productive and in-depth discussion on various topics which will make ASIA more inclusive, open, integrated, progressive and advanced.

He told that participants had developed a consensus on five major points which are the forward for member countries to work on for achieving the shared and sustainable security in the continent.

He also added that members agreed the achievements of CICA will be carried forward for confidence building in member countries.

Panelists also spoke highly about the role of China for attaining common and shared security in the member countries.

All the member countries recognized the significance of One Belt One road (OBOR) initiative for regional integration and improvement of global economy, Wei Wei went on saying.

He also added that members also agreed that collaborative work was the dire need of the time for achieving the win-win situation by OBOR initiative.

This conference is hosted by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, organized by Beijing People’s Government, assisted by China Ministry of Foreign Affairs while China Public Diplomacy Association offered support for the conference and hosted the media roundtable discussions.