EU-Tajikistan Cooperation Council

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In Brussels the delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sirojiddin Muhriddin took part in the Seventh meeting of the Cooperation Council between the Republic of Tajikistan and the European Union. The EU delegation was led by the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria Mrs. Karin Kneissl, in her representative capacity of Austrian presidency in the EU.

The agenda of the meeting covered the key aspects of partnership and cooperation between the Republic of Tajikistan and the EU, political and economic issues, human rights, as well as international and regional topics.

During the Cooperation Council meeting, the sides discussed the current state and prospects for the development of relations between Tajikistan and the EU, as well as further ways to expand mutually beneficial cooperation. The main areas of cooperation, trade-economic ties, water and energy issues, ensuring border security, fight against terrorism and extremism, respect for human rights and the rule of law, as well as regional and international topics were considered at the meeting.

Following the meeting, press conference was held with the participation of the heads of delegations of Tajikistan and the European Union, during which both sides expressed satisfaction with the results of the meeting, and confirmed their interest for the continuation of constructive dialogue.

The Foreign Ministers gave concrete answers to the questions of the journalists.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan