New Delhi. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar visited Dushanbe, Tajikistan to attend 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit from June 14-15.
CICA is a pan-Asia forum for enhancing cooperation and promoting peace, security and stability in Asia.
India is a member of CICA since its inception and late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had participated in the first CICA Summit held in 2002 in Almaty. India has been actively participating in various activities conducted under the aegis of CICA.
The theme of the 5th Summit is “Shared Vision for a Secure and More Prosperous CICA Region”. The Summit adopts a Declaration covering issues of cooperation within CICA.
During the 5th Summit, CICA Leaders are deliberated on the existing and emerging issues of common concern to the members and underline implementation of confidence building measures for developing Asia into a prosperous, secure and peaceful region.
On the sidelines of the CICA Summit, EAM also held bilateral meetings.