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President leaves for Tajikistan to attend international summit

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 13, 2019 19:06

President leaves for Tajikistan to attend international summit

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Tajikistan today on a three-day official visit to attend the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, scheduled to be held in Dushnabe.

The Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, scheduled to be held in Dushnabe tomorrow and the day after. This is its fifth conference.

CICA is an international forum to strengthen cooperation, established in 1992 to ensure peace, security and stability in Asia. It was set up in 1992. Sri Lanka received its observer status in 2012 and became a member in 2018. There are 26 members. The President is scheduled to deliver his special address on the day after tomorrow. The President will have bilateral meetings with several leaders including Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the CICA Summit in Dushnabe.

CICA membership would further enhance Sri Lanka’s bilateral, economic and trade cooperation as well as people to people contacts with other CICA Member States. CICA is different from other security mechanisms which are commonly dominated by super powers. It has the characteristics of an “Asian initiative,” which values equality among members, and is led by small countries.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 13, 2019 19:06