About Us Chairmanship


Transfer of Chairmanship from China to Tajikistan, 24 September  2018, New York

Republic of Tajikistan assumed the responsibility of CICA Chairmanship for the period 2018-2020 on 24 September 2018.

The CICA Chairman is responsible for the coordination and communication on current CICA activities. The Chairman presides over various CICA meetings; and coordinates and reports on the activities of CICA. With the consent of the Member States Chairman represents CICA in the United Nations and other international forums.

Member State hosting the regular meeting of the Heads of State and/or Government shall be the CICA Chairman until the next regular Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs. The Member State hosting the regular Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs shall be the CICA Chairman until the next regular meeting of the Heads of State and/or Government.

Previous Chairmanships-

Kazakhstan held the CICA Chairmanship during the period 2002-2010.

Turkey assumed CICA Chairmanship in 2010, initially for the period 2010-12. The tenure of the Turkish Chairmanship was subsequently extended until 2014.

China assumed  the responsibility of CICA Chairmanship for the period 2014-16. The tenure of Chinese Chairmanship has since been extended until September 2018.