Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will chair the State of Qatar’s delegation in the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), which will take place in Dushanbe today and tomorrow, after receiving an invitation from the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon. The CICA is an inter-governmental forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security, and stability in Asia.
The CICA has 27 member states that cover about 90 percent of the territory and population of Asia, another eight states and five international organisations, including the United Nations, have observer status. CICA is a powerful organisation capable of resolving all the emerging problems or frozen conflicts at once, it is, however, an effective platform for mediation and co-operation.
From the initiative of the creation of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia, first announced in October 1992 at the 47th session of the UN General Assembly, and it is credited to the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who announced the initiative in 1992.