Kabul: The sixth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) started on Oct. 12 in Astana.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at this conference proposed to create a high-level negotiating group to resolve the situation in Afghanistan.
“In order to achieve a broad consensus on the Afghan issue and take practical measures at the global level, we propose to consider the possibility of a joint appeal by Asian countries to the UN General Assembly with the initiative to form a high-level international negotiating group to prepare and agree with the Afghan authorities on an algorithm for the phased fulfillment of the obligations of the parties,” Mirziyoyev said at this Conference.
Astana is hosting summits of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building measures in Asia (CICA) and a formal summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The members of CICA are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
The CICA Summit is convened every four years to conduct consultations, review the progress, and set priorities with the aim to promote peace, security, stability, and prosperity in Asia. The fifth summit was held in Dushanbe in June 2019.