On 13th December 2022, Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director, Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future (PRCCSF) visited CICA Secretariat and had a meeting with Ambassador Kairat Sarybay, Secretary General of CICA at Astana, Kazakhstan.
During the meeting, Ambassador Kairat Sarybay briefed about CICA’s importance in regional cooperation and scope of work. He explained role of Kazakhstan in CICA and prospects for future collaboration with other institutions and countries. Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram appreciated the role of CICA in regional connectivity.
He stated that CICA is an integrated platform that has accommodated all regional stakeholders to discuss common areas of cooperation and eradicate issues. Mr. Akram stated that CICA will go beyond the region as it has all the potential to become a great platform for finding common grounds and achieving shared aspirations.
He also described the role of Pakistan in CICA platform and over-all work scope of the country. He also acknowledged Kazakhstan as an emerging giant hub in the regional discourse under the dynamic policies of President Tokayev. He stated that the country is on the way towards political modernization and CICA will get new impetus because of grand reforms.