ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan, received Ambassador Cinar Aldemir, Executive Director of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), in his office on Thursday.

Ambassador Aledemir briefed the minister on the evolution, current activities and future outlook of Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

The minister appreciated the role of Ambassador Aldemir in strengthening CICA as an important regional organisation and assured him of Pakistan’s full support and cooperation in the execution of his duties.

Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) is a regional organisation established in 1992 under an initiative of the President of Kazakhstan, with a permanent Secretariat in Almaty.

Pakistan was a founding member of CICA, which has since grown to a membership of 24 countries. Pakistan participates actively in all activities of Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on dialogue and cooperation in diverse areas such as environment, economic and trade issues as well as regional peace and security.