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Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)

Context:

Recently, the Minister of State for External Affairs addressed the 6th Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Astana, Kazakhstan.

  • India is one of the founding members of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

Relevance:

GS-II: International Relations, Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures (CICA)?

What is Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures (CICA)?

  • The Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures (CICA) is an intergovernmental forum aimed at strengthening regional cooperation and ensuring peace, security, and stability in Asia.
  • CICA members include 27 Asian countries, including Azerbaijan, Bahrain, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Russia, South Korea, and Turkey, nine observer states, and five international organizations.
  • The CICA Secretariat has been located in Almaty (Kazakhstan) since June 2006.
  • India co-chairs two CICA Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) on ‘Development of Secure and Effective Systems of Transportation Corridors,’ and ‘Energy Security’.
  • The highest decision-making organ of CICA is the Meeting of the CICA Heads of State and Government (Summit) which is convened every four years in order to conduct consultations, review the progress of, and
  •  set priorities for CICA activities.
  • India co-chairs two CICA Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) on ‘Development of Secure and Effective Systems of Transportation Corridors,’ and ‘Energy Security’.

-Source: The Hindu


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