The regular meetings of Special Working Group and Senior Officials Committee of CICA were held in ancient city of Lanzhou in People’s Republic of China on 13 – 15 July 2017. Ambassador GuZiping, Head of CICATask Force of the Chinese Chairmanship, chaired the meetings. Ambassador Gong Jianwei, Executive Director of CICA Secretariat, presented a report on the developments since last meeting of the Special Working Group in Bangkok March 2017.In the opening session, Mr. Li Huilai, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of China and Mr. Luan Kejun, Mayor of Lanzhou addressed the delegates.
Member States discussed a number of important issues including the forthcoming Informal Meeting of CICA Ministers of Foreign Affairs in New York in September 2017, implementation of confidence building measures (CBMs) in all the five dimensions CICA CBMs and Action Plan on implementation of UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Member States approved the proposal for a Protocol of Cooperation between CICA Secretariat and Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO RATS). Delegates also welcomed various events being planned by the Chinese Chairmanship and Kazakhstan, the initiator of CICA and host country of the Secretariat to celebrate 25th Anniversary of CICA.