The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Tajikistan is one of over 130 European Union Delegations around the world.
The Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Tajikistan was established in Dushanbe in 2003 and officially accredited as a diplomatic representation in May 2004. It initially operated as a Regionalised Delegation under the authority of the Head of Delegation based in Kazakhstan (Alan Waddams since 2001, Adriaan van der Meer since 2005, Norbert Jousten since 2008) while its daily operations were supervised by a Chargé d'affaires a.i. (Ms Barbara Plinkert since 2004, Ms Charlotte Adriaen since 2007). In 2009, the Delegation started to be upgraded into a fully-fledged Delegation, culminating with the arrival of a new resident Head of Delegation in January 2010.
Starting from 1 December 2009 with the Lisbon Treaty entering into force, the Delegation of the European Commission was transformed into the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Tajikistan.
- Ensures the representation of the European Union in the Republic of Tajikistan
- Ensures the follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation (financial and technical), in particular to implement the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA) ;
- Ensures the follow-up of EU policies in all sectors; in particular the European Union and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership ;
- Promotes and defends the values and interests of the EU;
- Promotes EU cooperation at a national and regional level (Central Asia) i.e. the management of de-concentrated national and regional programmes;
- Contributes to coordination with EU Member State embassies, particularly in the fields of EU competence, notably trade and external assistance