Ambassador Gong Jianwei, Executive Director of CICA Secretariat paid a bilateral visit to the Republic of Indonesia on 26-28 February 2018. Ambassador Gong Jianwei held a meeting with Mr. Andre Omer Siregar, Director for Asia-Pacific and African Intra-Regional and Inter-Regional Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia on 27 February 2018.
Ambassador Gong and Mr. Siregar held in-depth discussion about the CICA process and importance of CICA in promoting regional peace, stability and development as well as stance of Indonesia in promoting regional cooperation. Ambassador Gong briefed Mr. Siregar about entire gamut of the CICA process including structure of CICA, progress made by CICA in 25 years since its initiation and its future directions, implementation of confidence building measures among the CICA Member States, forthcoming CICA events and cooperation with other regional and international organisations. Mr. Siregarexpressed appreciation for the visit of the Executive Director and mentioned that Indonesia, which is currently an observer state of CICA, would consider becoming full member in near future.