World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Foreign Ministry deputy undersecretary said on Friday that Turkey's presidency vision for the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) was to establish joint security system in Asia.
Deputy Undersecretary Fatih Ceylan hosted a reception in Ankara on the occasion of October 5 CICA Day.
Ceylan recalled that Turkey would hold presidency of CICA till 2014.
CICA is a multi-national forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. Its secretariat is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Presently, CICA has 24 member states accounting for nearly 90 percent of the territory and population of Asia. 8 countries and 4 multi-national organizations, including the UN, have the observer status. For becoming a member of CICA, a state must have at least a part of its territory in Asia.
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