Kazakh President to attend CICA meeting in Almaty

August 20th, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Almaty, Aug.20 (ANI): Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev will attend the third ministerial meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) which is scheduled for August 25 in Almaty.

Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yerzhan Ashikbayev said the meeting would be held under the chairmanship of Kazakh Foreign Minister Marat Tazhin.

Delegations of 21 CICA member-states, six observer states and three international observer organizations, namely the UN, the OSCE and the League of Arab States are expected to take part in the meeting.

Bangladesh, the International Organization on Migration, the EurAsEC and the Economic Cooperation Organization have been invited to the event as well, Ashikbayev said.

Prior to the beginning of the session, an official ceremony of admission of new countries Jordan, the UAE and Qatar to the CICA membership will be held, Ashikbayev said.

The participants are expected to sign a Convention on legal capacity, privileges and immunities of CICA Secretariat and its personnel.

This will be followed by the signing of a declaration of confidence-building measures that will be needed to ensure the progress of CICA.

A protocol supplementing the agreement on the Organizations Secretariat that foresees relocation of the CICA headquarters from Almaty to Astana is to be signed as well. (ANI)

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