Q. Which of the following is/are correct about Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)?
1.It is a multinational forum for strengthening cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia.
2.It is founded by China in 2002.
3.Only Asian Countries can become a member of CICA.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below;

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1 and 3 are correct: It is a multinational forum for strengthening cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. To be a member of CICA, a state must have at least a part of its territory in Asia. So far the CICA has 27 member countries, 9 observer states, and 5 international organizations.

Statement 2 is incorrect: CICA is founded by Kazakhstan’s First President in 1992.

Source: The Hindu

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