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Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia July 11, 2019

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.

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, political, economic, cultural and environmental challenges and new threats.

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

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.

China assumed the CICA presidency in May 2014 and renewed its term in 2016. Since then it has promoted the CICA process: the CICA philosophy on security cooperation has been enriched, mutual trust and interaction have been enhanced, confidence-building measures have been improved, and the partnership network has been expanded.

The active participation of all parties has unlocked CICA cooperation potential and enhanced overall cooperation, with increasing participation and visibility in international and regional affairs. The CICA is the security cooperation forum with the widest coverage, the largest membership and the broadest representation in Asia, and it now plays an important role in promoting regional stability and prosperity. 


亚信会议全称为亚洲相互协作与信任措施会议。1992年10月,哈萨克斯坦总统纳扎尔巴耶夫在第47届联合国大会上提出了建立一个全亚洲范围的地区性安全合作组织的倡议,旨在通过各国专家、学者和领导人之间“讨论亚洲或欧亚的和平与安全问题”,促进亚洲各国间的对话和协商。经过长达10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。亚信会议恪守《联合国宪章》的宗旨和原则,坚持各成员国一律平等,相互尊重主权和领土完整,互不干涉内政,倡导以和平方式解决争端,反对动辄诉诸武力或以武力相威胁,通过制定和实施军事政治、新威胁新挑战、经济、人文、生态等五大领域信任措施,加强成员国安全、经济、社会和文化的交流与合作。亚信会议建立了国家元首和政府首脑会议、外长会议、高官委员会会议、特别工作组会议等议事和决策机制。截止到 2014年的上海亚信峰会,亚信会议已有26个成员国,横跨亚洲各区域。在本次峰会上,习近平主席提出了“共同、综合、合作、可持续”的亚洲安全观,倡议走出一条共建、共享、共赢的亚洲安全之路。中国自2014年5月担任,2016年连任亚信会议主席国以来,推动亚信进程取得一系列新的进展,亚信安全合作理念进一步丰富,互信协作共识进一步凝聚,信任措施水平进一步提高,伙伴关系网络进一步拓展。在各方积极参与下,亚信合作潜力得到释放,整体合作逐步走向深入,在国际和地区事务中的参与度和能见度显著提高,已经成为亚洲覆盖范围最广、成员数量最多、代表性最强的安全合作论坛,为促进地区稳定繁荣发挥着重要作用。