Asia trust summit participants sign raft of documents


ALMATY, June 17 (RIA Novosti) - The states whose delegations attended the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) signed a raft of documents in Kazakhstan's former capital Saturday.

The summit's declaration pays attention to the global situation, reflects the way the CICA states see key security problems, cooperation in Asia and the whole world, including UN reformation, nonproliferation, regional conflict resolution, countering new modern challenges and threats and a further development of a dialogue between civilizations.

Foreign ministers and envoys of member states also signed an agreement on the CICA secretariat, which should become the forum's working instrument.

The participating states confirmed that separatism remained "one of the main threats and challenges to security and stability, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity."

"The member states will not support any separatist movements and organizations on the territory of another member state," the declaration reads.

The countries also confirmed the right of nations to self-determination in line with the UN Charter and international law, as well as to access to civilian uses of nuclear power. The participants also said an agreement should be signed on a zone free from nuclear weapons in Central Asia.

The summit participants also urged a dialogue between energy consumers and suppliers to ensure energy security.

"We recognize that energy resource delivery security is one of priority issues of the international agenda. So a dialogue and cooperation between supplier and consumer countries have acquired a special significance," the declaration reads.

The third CICA summit will be held in 2010.

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