The Fourth CICA Business Forum and Founding Assembly of CICA Business Council were held in Beijing, China on 24-25 November 2015. More than 230 representatives from government, financial institutions, business enterprises and diplomats from CICA Member States attended the Forum and the Assembly.
Mr. YANG Jiechi, State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China sent a congratulatory message. Mr. TONG Daochi, Assistant Minister of Commerce of China, Ms. JIANG Yan, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and Ambassador GONG Jianwei, Executive Director of CICA addressed the opening session of the meeting. Mr. Zhang Yujing, Chairman of CCCME and ex-officio Chairman of the CICA Business Council, chaired the meeting.
During the three plenary sessions, panelists made presentations and held discussions on diverse subjects of The Belt and Road Initiative, SME Collaboration in CICA Region and Strengthening Investment & Financial cooperation among CICA Member States. Panelists made some very important suggestions for widening economic cooperation among CICA Member States.
CICA Business Council adopted an outcome document. It is a very comprehensive document illuminating the path to achieve lofted objectives of the Business Council. Ambassador Gong Jianwei delivered the closing statement.
Kazakhstan announced that it would consider hosting the Fifth CICA Business Forum in 2016.