Chinese Foreign minister to attend CICA meeting in Almaty

Foreign minister to attend CICA meeting in Almaty

People’s Daily Online, China
Oct 16 2004

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing will pay an official visit to
Armenia, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan and attend the foreign ministers’
meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building
Measures in Asia (CICA) to be held from October 18 to 24 in Almaty.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue made the announcements
here Friday, saying that Li will make this tour at the invitation
of Kazakh State Secretary-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kasymzhomart
Kemelevich Tokayev, Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan
Oskanyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
ofTurkmenistan Rashid Meredov, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov.

CICA, a forum aimed at increasing security in Asia, was first proposed
by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the 47th UN general
assembly in 1992 and its 16 members include China, Russia, Egypt,
Afghanistan, Israel, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, India and Palestine.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress