Informal Ministerial Meeting
The Informal Meeting of the CICA Ministers of Foreign Affairs to mark 25th Anniversary of CICA was held in New York on 20 September 2017 on the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, at the initiative of the Chinese Chairmanship. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs or their representatives from the Member States.
The Ministers highlighted the progress made by CICA in last twenty five years and exchanged views on further enhancing cooperation among the Member States. The Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the CICA process and the concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security in Asia. They recognised importance of the CICA process in promoting peace, stability and security in Asia. The Ministers also exchanged views on developing and implementing agreed Confidence Building Measures and future transformation of CICA.