Meeting with the Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service of the European Union

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In Brussels, within the framework of participation in the regular Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Central Asia and the European Union, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin met with Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service of the European Union Pedro Serrano.

During the meeting, the sides held a productive exchange of views on key aspects of the partnership between Tajikistan and the European Union, including in the spheres of politics, security and regional cooperation.

The sides emphasized the need to enhance bilateral cooperation in the fight against international terrorism and violent extremism, drug trafficking and other modern threats and security challenges. In this context, the Tajik side expressed gratitude to the European Union for its active participation at the High Level International Conference on countering terrorism and violent extremism (Dushanbe, 3-4 May, 2018).

The Tajik side expressed hope for assistance of the European Union in the domain of border protection, especially within the framework of the implementation of the EU Border Management Program in Central Asia (BOMCA).

Also a constructive conversation took place on the issues of the international agenda and other themes of mutual interest.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan