External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar, will attend the two days 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, CICA, Summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from today. CICA is a pan-Asia forum for enhancing cooperation and promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. 

During the Summit, CICA Leaders are likely to deliberate on the existing and emerging issues of common concern to the members and underline implementation of confidence-building measures for developing Asia into a prosperous, secure and peaceful region. 

India is a member of CICA since its inception and late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had participated in the first CICA Summit held in 2002 in Almaty. India has been actively participating in various activities conducted under the aegis of CICA. 

The theme of the 5th Summit is "Shared Vision for a Secure and More Prosperous CICA Region. The Summit will adopt a Declaration covering issues of cooperation within CICA. On the sidelines of the CICA Summit, Dr Jaishankar will also hold bilateral meetings.

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