Cambodia Supports CICA in Building a New Asian Security Regime

Prime Minister Hun Sen has just returned from Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, where he attended the Fifth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on 15 June 2019. Undoubtedly, under the theme of “Shared Vision for a Secure and More Prosperous CICA region,” this summit was a significant diplomatic event of the year.

According the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Prime Minister Hun Sen, delivered his remarks “stressing on several important fields of common challenge to the Asian region, and share his insightful views on how Asia could collectively tackle security, economic and political issues through strengthening trust and relations among the CICA member states.”

CICA is a multi-national forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security, and stability in Asia. In fact, it is considered to be a pan-Asian confidence-building mechanism, which was established in 1992. Today, it consists of 27 member states, which collectively account for about 90 percent of the territory and population of Asia. There are 8 countries and 5 international organizations, including the United Nations (UN), have observer status. Cambodia became the member of CICA in 2011.

Cheunboran Chanborey is Member of Board of Director of the Asian Vision Institute.

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