Ambassador Valeriu Chiveri assumes his duties as Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe

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Ambassador Valeriu Chiveri of the Republic of Moldova assumed his duties today as the Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe.

I will invest all my efforts into ensuring that the Office's work can positively contribute to the lives of Tajik citizens throughout the country, said Chiveri. The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe is one of the Organization's largest field operations. It supports Tajikistan in improving border security, eradicating the threat from landmines and explosive hazards, raising economic prosperity and promoting respect for human rights. There is a lot the OSCE can offer to the country, and I look forward to working with the government and civil society representatives to maximise the impact of our assistance.

Ambassador Chiveri has over 24 years of diplomatic experience. Previously he served as Moldova's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration as well as Ambassador to Austria. He also has a long association with the OSCE, having served as his country's Permanent Representative to the Organization, as well as in field postings to Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Ambassador Chiveri holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Romania. He is fluent in Romanian, English and Russian.

Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe