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Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia March 16, 2018

Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia


The idea of establishing an Asia-wide forum on security cooperation was first proposed by President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan in October 1992 at the 47th session of the UN General Assembly. This regional forum aims to promote dialogue and consultation on Asian or Eurasian peace and security issues among experts, academics and political leaders.


After 10 years of deliberation and diplomatic coordination, the first summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) was held in Almaty (Kazakhstan) in June 2002.

经过长达十年的专家论证 和外交协调,2002年6月,亚信会议第一次峰会在阿拉木图成功举行。

The CICA is committed to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, including equality of its member states, respect for each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, peaceful settlement of disputes, and the obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force. It encourages exchanges and cooperation among member states on security, economic, social and cultural issues, through the implementation of confidence-building measures to address military politics, new threats and challenges, and economical, cultural and ecological development.


CICA deliberation and decision-making mechanisms include: Meetings of Heads of State and Government, Meetings of Foreign Ministers, the Senior Officials Committee (SOC), and the Special Working Group (SWG).


The number of CICA member states increased to 26 at the 2014 Shanghai Summit. At that summit, President Xi Jinping introduced an Asian security concept that emphasizes joint and comprehensive measures and cooperation in ensuring sustainable security, one that aims at carving a path through joint efforts to a secure future in the region enjoyed by all.