In order to implement the confidence measures in the economic field of the member countries of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and promote the cooperation between enterprises of the CICA member countries, the Fifth Plenary Session of the CICA Business Council and the Seventh CICA Business Forum was held in Nur-Sultan on June 27, 2022. Kairat Sarybay, Executive Director of the Secretariat of CICA, Raimbek Batalov, Chairman of the Board of the CICA Business Council and Zhang Yujing, President of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Projects and Chairman of CICA China Business Council, attended the meeting via online and off-line platforms. Chen Xiaojia, Chairman of CITIC Construction, was invited to give a special speech via videolink as a member of CICA ChinaBusiness Council.
Chen Xiaojia delivered a speech titled promoting high-quality development of CICA regional agricultural cooperation with digital empowerment, and mutual benefit and win-win results. Combining the digital transformation trend of agricultural cooperation between China and CICA members, Chen shared the use of digital technology by Chinese agricultural enterprises to improve the agricultural production capacity, strengthen scientific research cooperation, improve cross-border trade efficiency, and consolidate the capability in food security. CITIC Construction is willing to join hands with CICA member states to explore agricultural characteristics, share experience, carry out mutually beneficial cooperation, and jointly promote the high-quality development of regional agricultural cooperation, he added.
Representatives of members of CICA Business Council and some international organizations made speeches at the event.