Beijing held session of CICA Committee of Senior Officials

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ASTANA. October 29. KAZINFORM. A regular sitting of the Committee of Senior Officials of the Conference for Interaction and Confidence in Asia (CICA) under the chairmanship of Kazakh Ambassador Ikram Adyrbekov has been held in Beijing today; Kazinform refers to the Kazakh MFA's press service.

The Committee adopted the Concept and Action Plan on implementation of confidence-building measures in the spheres of small and medium business development and tourism. The staff regulations of the CICA Secretariat and the organization's 2010 budget were approved.

Besides, the Committee gave approval to publication of the review of socio-economic issues and security problems in the CICA region. The appeals of Vietnam to become a full-fledged member and of Saudi Arabia to be an observer in the CICA were indorsed.

A conceptual vision of Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the CICA on the issues of military-political dimension was approved during the Beijing sitting.

The next sitting of the Senior Officials Committee is planned to be held at the beginning of 2010.

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