Kazakhstan hands over CICA presidency to Turkey

Nazarbayev said, that the agreement between Turkey, Brazil and Iran on uranium swap was an important step in diplomatic solution.

Kazakhstan hands over CICA presidency to Turkey

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed belief Tuesday that Turkey --as term president of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)-- would exert efforts to improve the whole security concept in Asia through extended dialogue.

Speaking at the third summit of CICA in Istanbul on Tuesday, Nazarbayev said that the conference --which constituted the half of world population and 90 percent of Asian continent-- brought 22 countries together.

Nazarbayev said that they hoped the process of making the Middle East a nuclear weapon-free zone would get developed. He added that they believed the situation regarding Iran's nuclear program should be solved through diplomatic ways.

Nazarbayev noted that the agreement between Turkey, Brazil and Iran on uranium swap was an important step in diplomatic solution.

Regarding CICA's economic activities, Nazarbayev said that Asia was becoming the engine of world economy, adding that the structure of world financial system was being shaped in Asia after global economic crisis.

The countries, which provided one third of the world's gross domestic product, took place in CICA, added Nazarbayev.

He said that the crisis presented an opportunity to produce the new architecture of the global economy, and he recalled his recommendation to set up Asian G20.

Nazarbayev noted that improvement of transportation and energy infrastructure as well as construction of new railways, highways and pipelines would contribute to development of regional interaction and global energy security.

Nazarbayev then handed over term presidency


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