Chinese Chairmanship organised the Second Conference of CICA Non-Governmental Forum in Beijing on 28-29 June 2017. Initiative to create CICA Non-Governmental Forum (NGF)was proposed by President Xi Jinping in his address at the Fourth CICA Summit in Shanghai in May 2014.
Second Conference of CICA NGF was a high level conference with participation of former political leaders, including Dr. Essam Abdel Aziz Sharaf, former Prime Minister of Egypt, Mr. Lee Hae Chan, former Prime Minister of Republic of Korea, Mr. Jose de Venecia, former Speaker of the House of Representative of the Philippines, former foreign ministers, former national security advisers and senior leaders from CICA Member States. Other participants were representatives of NGOs and think-tanksfrom CICA Member States and beyond; and representative of international organisations and media.
The conference, with the theme"25 years of CICA: For Asian Security and Development" was hosted by Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, and co-organised by Municipality of Beijing and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his congratulatory message to the conference, President Xi Jinping lauded the role of CICA over last 25 years in building a community of shared values and fully meeting the aspirations of win-win cooperation among Asian countries.
Participants discussed issues relating to peace and development of the region, Asian security situation, 2030 agenda for sustainable development, cyber security, regional integration, terrorism, climate change, financial cooperation, role of media in Asian security related issues. President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to the conference. Ambassador Gong Jianwei, CICA Executive Director delivered a speech in the opening session.
Statement of Ambassador Gong Jianwei, CICA Executive Director, at the Second CICA Non-Governmental Forum (Beijing, 28 June 2017)