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Statement by H.E. Mr. Mendsaikhan Enkhdaikhan

Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia

Dear Nursultan Abishevich,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

First of all, let me on behalf of the Mongolian delegation and on my own behalf to express sincere gratitude to the Kazakhstan side and personally to the President of the Republic Mr. Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev for the cordial invitation to take part in the Second Summit of this important Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, which is being held right after five-year anniversary of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as well as for the successful organization of this summit.

Forthcoming celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Mongolian Statehood and other urgent works did not allow the President of Mongolia to take part in the work of the Summit. Therefore, I am glad to convey from this honourable tribune personal greeting and wishes for success of the work of the present summit from the President of Mongolia and to hand over to you his personal message.

And the President asked to confirm that today CICA has become one of the major forums on confidence building measures and security in Asia and its further development exert substantial influence on development of stability in Asia.

Taking the opportunity, I congratulate the delegation of Republic Korea on obtaining the status of a full member of the CICA process.

Dear delegates,

We are aware of how many flashpoints there are at our continent. Here it is important to have joint efforts on peacekeeping activities. In this connection I want to emphasize the initiatives that have been put forward by our Kazakhstani colleagues on creating secure and stable peace of trust and cooperation in Asia. I am of the view that the Statute of the CICA Secretariat, based on universal principles of international law, will serve in this direction as a further example of fruitful and efficient cooperation to all, whom the peace on our continent is important. Opening of the CICA Secretariat in Almaty marks an important stage in the further development and expansion of the CICA activities.

The documents, which have been prepared by us, demonstrate the importance of the moment for our common house.

I have to express profound gratitude to all members of the CICA for the huge work that has been done. As regards our country, Mongolia will do everything for the process of interaction and trust in Asia to move ahead.

The Mongolian delegation wishes great achievements and success to the work of the Summit.

Thank you for attention.