Uzbekistan, EU mull co-op prospects
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 20
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and the European External Action Service (EEAS) Executive Secretary General Alain Le Roy discussed bilateral and multilateral projects as part of the EU's Strategy for a New Partnership with Central Asia.
Le Roy earlier arrived in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.
Uzbek Foreign Ministry said Oct. 20 that during the talks, the parties discussed the priority directions in further development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the EU in political, trade and economic, investment, cultural and humanitarian, and other areas.
The parties also exchanged views on pressing international and regional issues.
The meeting was attended by the Head of the EU Delegation in Uzbekistan Ambassador Yuri Sterk and the EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian.
During Le Roy's visit it is also scheduled to hold meetings and talks in the government, and the ministry of foreign economic relations, investments and trade of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan and the EU signed in 1996 a partnership and cooperation agreement.
The EU's office in Uzbekistan was opened in 2012.