Tajik foreign minister holds talks with EU special envoy for Central Asia in Belgrade


DUSHANBE, December 4, 2015, Asia-Plus – Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov held talks with the European Union Special Representative for Central Asia (EUSR), Ambassador Peter Burian, in Belgrade on the sidelines of the 22nd OSCE Ministerial Council

According to the Tajik MFA information department, the two discussed issues related to cooperation between Tajikistan and the EU countries.

They, in particular, discussed the results of the recent working visit of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to Brussels, his meetings with EU officials and cooperation within the framework of the new European Union’s Strategy for Central Asia designed for 2015-2020.

The two sides also exchanged views on cooperation in combating terrorism and extremism as well as other factors affecting regional and international security.

The European Union has Special Representatives (EUSRs) in different countries and regions of the world.  The EUSRs promote the EU’s policies and interests in troubled regions and countries and play an active role in efforts to consolidate peace, stability and the rule of law.

The EUSRs support the work of the High Representative in the regions concerned.  They play an important role in the development of a stronger and more effective EU Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and in the Union’s efforts to become a more effective, more coherent and more capable actor on the world stage. They provide the EU with an active political presence in key countries and regions, acting as a “voice” and “face” for the EU and its policies.