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Congratulatory Message by President Xi Jinping to the First Annual Conference of the CICA Non-governmental Forum
May 25, 2015
As the CICA Non-governmental Forum holds its first annual conference, I wish to extend, on behalf of the Chinese government and people and in my own name, warm congratulations to the convocation of the conference and hearty welcome to all the guests attending the conference.
Since it was founded 23 years ago, the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures (CICA) has made unremitting efforts to establish and implement confidence building measures, enhance dialogue among civilizations and promote common development. Much progress has been achieved, making CICA an important mechanism for Asian countries to explore ways of security governance in Asia.
In May last year, I proposed at the Fourth CICA Summit in Shanghai that Asian countries need to seek common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security and discuss the establishment of a new regional security cooperation architecture. While enhancing cooperation among ourselves, we should also be firmly committed to cooperation with countries in other parts of the world, other regions and international organizations so as to achieve win-win outcomes for all. As the chair of CICA, China will work with CICA members and other Asian countries to attain these objectives and enable CICA to play a greater role for security and stability in Asia.
One should never underestimate the role of non-governmental sectors when exploring the region’s path towards security and promoting mutual respect, mutual trust and harmonious co-existence among different civilizations, regions, races and religions in Asia. Former political leaders, diplomats, experts, scholars, media professionals and non-governmental organizations dedicated to people-to-people exchanges can all play a positive role. This is why I proposed the establishment of CICA non-governmental forum at the CICA Summit last year. We need to put in place a non-governmental exchange network and foster better conditions for spreading the CICA concept of security, increasing CICA’s influence and promoting regional security governance.
With “Asia in the Next Decade – Security and Development” as its theme, the annual conference aims to encourage more deliberations on Asia’s peace and development under the new conditions. We hope all participants will pool their wisdom through sincere exchange of views and contribute input to building an Asian community of common destiny and promoting peace and security in Asia.
I wish the annual conference a complete success.