Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
The European Commission (EC) will provide new development funding of 251 million euros to Tajikistan by 2020, Council of the European Union said in a message on its website.
The funds will focus on vital sectors for growth and social stability, such as rural development, health, and education, which are particularly important in the present economic climate prevailing in Central Asia.
The EU and Tajikistan held their fifth Cooperation Council meeting on 16 February 2016. The EU was represented at the Cooperation Council by Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, acting as head of the EU delegation.
The delegation of Tajikistan was led by Mr Sirodjidin Aslov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan.
During the meeting, the Cooperation Council reaffirmed the commitment of both parties to strengthen relations in a number of cooperation areas, noting the progress made since the fourth Cooperation Council meeting between the EU and the Republic of Tajikistan in November 2013.