European Parliament Members arrive in Dushanbe for the 4th EU - Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee meeting (04/11/2015)
Dushanbe, 04 November 2015 - The Central Asia Delegation of the European Parliament will visit Tajikistan from 05-06 November 2015. The Delegation will include 8 members of the European Parliament, representing all major political groups in the European Parliament.
The main purpose of the visit is the 4th Session of the EU – Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, which will be co-chaired by Ms Iveta GRIGULE (EP), and Mr. Sharif RAHIMZODA (Majlisi Namoyandagon).
As a result of the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee a joint Declaration will be adopted to underline the bilateral cooperation.
Within the frameworks of the visit, the EP delegation is to hold a number of meetings with high-level Government officials. The planned agenda includes meetings with Emomali RAHMON, President of Tajikistan, Sirodjidin ASLOV, Foreign Minister and Shukurjon ZUHUROV, Chairman of Majlisi Namoyandagon. The EP delegation shall also meet with the International community present in the country, and representatives of local civil society.
The European Union, composed of 28 Member States, is the world’s biggest aid donor. Tajikistan got the main share of bilateral assistance in the Central Asian region (€66 million for 2007-2010 and 62 million for 2011-2013) in support to sector programmes, technical assistance and grants. It focuses on social protection, health and private sector development, underpinned by public finance management. Tajikistan also receives regional and thematic assistance in areas like border management and drug control (BOMCA/CADAP), education (TEMPUS, Erasmus Mundus), water / environment, migration, human rights and democracy (EIDHR), non-State actors (NSA) and SME development (CA-Invest). The EU is active in Tajikistan since 1992 and provides approximately EUR 25 million annually in development assistance.
CONTACTS: Ms. Mahbuba Abdulloeva, Press and Information Officer, EU Delegation to Tajikistan
Address details: 74 Adhamova Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 734013
Tel: (+992 37) 221 74 07 - Fax: (+992 37) 221 43 21 - E-mail: Mahbuba.Abdullaeva@eeas.europa.eu
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