The meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Fifth Conference on Coordination Action and The confidence-building measures in Asia (CICA) in Beijing

 

April 28, 2016, in Beijing, China, took place the meeting of Foreign Ministers of CICA fifth time with the participation of 10 ministers, 10 the Secretary and Deputy Minister, and representatives of member states and other countries, observer organizations. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs led by Dang Dinh Quy Vietnam delegation participating in the meeting.

Conference on Coordination Action and The confidence-building measures in Asia (CICA) was established on the initiative of President Ca-Na-da Kazakhstan Tyre-bai-pressed in place since 1992 and Ministerial meeting formally for the first time in 1999. the objective of CICA includes promoting multilateral cooperation for peace, security and stability in Asia; cooperation against terrorism, drug and weapons of mass destruction, to promote trade and environmental protection; proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; enhance mutual understanding and build confidence. To date 26 CICA member states, with 8 countries and 4 international organizations as observers. Vietnam is a full member of the CICA since 2010.

With the theme "Promoting security through dialogue", the meeting focused on discussing the security challenges of traditional and non-traditional in Asia today. These countries believe that international terrorism, violent extremism is a threat and the international community share the need to work together to prevent and eliminate this threat. To resolve hot spots, disputes and regional conflicts, the nuoccho that should adhere to the principles of the UN Charter, international law and the CICA. The meeting emphasized the mutual relationship between security and development, and is determined to develop common goals and security is a shared responsibility of all countries. The delegates said that CICA should play a more active role in building and strengthening trust, through dialogue and concrete actions to contribute to ensuring peace, security and create favorable conditions for the development of the region and the world.

Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister Dang Dinh Quy stressed countries should join the effort to promote sincere dialogue, constructive and specific measures, more practical to build trust. Deputy Minister said that CICA should focus on promoting settle all disputes by peaceful means in conformity with the UN Charter and international law. Deputy Dang Dinh Quy highlighting the increasingly serious impact of climate change on water security and called on countries to strengthen cooperation for sustainable management of transboundary water resources; appreciate that China and Laos recently has helped increase the flow of water downstream of the Mekong River, contributing to minimize the impact of drought and the invasion of mangrove in the Mekong Delta; asked countries to continue to cooperate in this spirit. Heightening the sense of maritime security for the development of the CICA region, Deputy Minister emphasized the government should adhere to the basic principles of international law, to settle all disputes by peaceful means consistent with the UN Charter and the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea United Nations.
Ending the meeting, countries agreed through the Ministerial Declaration reaffirmed their commitment to uphold and defend the principles of the UN Charter and international law, including the non-use or threat of use use of force, respect for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, peaceful settlement of disputes by peaceful means as stipulated in the UN Charter; stressed the need to curb water, avoid actions that could exacerbate the situation. The statement also welcomed the establishment of the ASEAN Community, the role and efforts of ASEAN in promoting cooperation, enhance trust, consolidate peace, security and regional stability; welcomes the adoption, and expressed their determination to implement Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. /.

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