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Strengthening confidence building measures in military-political dimension discussed in Astana

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Secretariat of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held a seminar on the development of the CICA military-political dimension on 23-24 August 2023 in Astana.

The seminar was attended by military and political representatives of 14 CICA Member States.

In his welcoming remarks, CICA Secretary General Ambassador Kairat Sarybay stressed that confidence building measures in the military-political area were at the core of the establishment of the Conference, which, over more than 30 years of development, has evolved into a mature multilateral structure for multidimensional cooperation. At the same time, the military-political dimension remains one of the key areas of interaction among the Member States. The Secretary General further noted that we live in an era of constantly changing great risks and threats to global security and we have no choice but to collectively solve all security problems through multilateral mechanisms.

Keynote speakers from CICA Member States informed about the participation of their countries in international efforts to maintain peace and security, peacekeeping missions and regional structures to strengthen security.

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, within the framework of confidence building measures, organized a visit for the participants of the seminar to the military-industrial facilities in Astana and one of the military units.

The military-political dimension is one of the five dimensions of interaction of the CICA Member States included in the Catalogue of Confidence Building Measures. Seminars on the development of the CICA military-political dimension are held on an annual basis in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is the coordinator of this dimension on the basis of a unanimous decision of all CICA Member States.