The Fifth Meeting of CICA Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on 27-28 April 2016 under the Chairmanship of H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Ministers and Senior Officials from twenty six member states, eleven observer states and organisations and six guest organisations participated in the meeting.
H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China inaugurated the meeting and delivered welcoming statement. In his statement, President Xi presented the vision of the Chinese Chairmanship of CICA for peace, security, stability and prosperity of Asia and beyond. He called for new Asian Security Structure specifically tailored to meet needs and aspirations of Asia. Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in his statement elaborated on the achievements of last two years and plans for continued development of the CICA process for the next two years of the Chinese Chairmanship.