Turkey's president says dialogue most effective way to halt conflicts

Turkey is expected to appoint a diplomat as an executive director for management of the secretariat in Almaty after it takes over the rotating chairmanship of CICA at the end of the summit.

Turkey's president says dialogue most effective way to halt conflicts

Turkey's president said on Tuesday that dialogue was the most effective way to prevent misunderstandings and conflicts.

Making the opening remarks of "The Third Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)" in Istanbul, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said, "With this understanding, we have envisaged to display efforts to establish an atmosphere of dialogue and confidence in Asia during our term presidency of this summit".

Gul also said that economic and commercial activities could be hardly carried out in an insecure and instable environment.

"We have recently and frequently seen in international relations that misunderstandings lead to problems and problems result in conflicts in an atmosphere where there is no mutual trust," he said.

Gul also noted that "establishing security based on cooperation in Asia" was determined as the guiding principle for CICA's term presidency.

"I sincerely believe that we should all be able to display the necessary political will in order to achieve this goal," the Turkish president said.

The Third Summit of the CICA began in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday.

Presidents of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mongolia and Ukraine; vice presidents of Iraq and Vietnam; prime minister of Russia; crown prince of Kuwait; deputy prime minister of Cambodia; member of State Council of China are attending the summit as well as foreign ministers, and representatives of eight other countries.

Turkey is expected to appoint a diplomat as an executive director for management of the secretariat in Almaty after it takes over the rotating chairmanship of CICA at the end of the summit.

Participants will also release a final declaration at the end of the gathering.

CICA is an inter-governmental security forum in Asia which was initiated by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 1992.


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