Egyptian FM receives President of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia

Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry and Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Secretary General Khairat Saribay in Cairo, Egypt on June 29, 2021. Press photo

CAIRO – June 29, 2021: Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry received the Secretary General of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Khairat Saribay on Tuesday in Cairo.

The Minister thanked Kazakhstan for founding the conference and for making efforts to develop its mechanisms and frameworks. Shokry underlined Egypt’s interest in cooperating with the CICA in the areas of combating terrorism and cross-border organized crime as well as arms control.

For his part, Saribay expressed his eagerness to involve Egypt in the mechanisms of the conference given its status at the regional and global level. In addition, it is the only African member state of the entity.

In this context, the Kazakh official invited Minister Shokry to attend the meeting of CICA foreign ministers in October 2021. The invitation was welcomed by the minister who said he would hold bilateral meetings in the extension of the visit of the President of Kazakhstan to Egypt in 2016.


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