As the special representative of Chinese President Hu Jintao, Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo will attend the third summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Istanbul on June 8, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ma Zhaoxu said Tuesday.
Dai was invited by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Turkish President Abdullah Gul to the summit, Ma told a regular press briefing.
Dai will make a speech at the summit and elaborate on Chinese policies designed to seek security and development through cooperation, Ma said, adding that he will launch related initiatives.
Dai will also exchange views on issues of common concern with leaders of other nations, Ma said.
CICA is a forum aiming to unite Asian countries and strengthen cooperation in Asia.
The forum was initiated by Nazarbayev at the 47th session of the U.N. General Assembly in 1992.