Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan

About the EU Delegation to Uzbekistan

16/05/2016 - 18:59
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The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Uzbekistan was officially accredited to the Republic of Uzbekistan on 31st May 2011.

The first Head of Delegation, Norbert Jousten, handed over his credentials to H.E President Islam Karimov on 1st May 2012.

The Delegation in Tashkent is one of 140 European Union Delegations around the world.

The role of the Delegation as the diplomatic mission representing the European Union - is to present, explain and implement the European Union's policy in Uzbekistan, analyze and report on the policies and developments of Uzbekistan.

The Delegation:

Ensures the representation of the European Union in the Republic of Uzbekistan;

Ensures local EU Presidency and coordination with Member State embassies;

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 Cooperation Agreement and the European Union's  Strategy for Central Asia;

Promotes and defends values and interests of the EU;

Promotes EU cooperation at a national and regional level (Central Asia);

Maintains and increases visibility, awareness and understanding of the EU.

Charlotte Adriaen has previously served in Central Asia for the European Union. She was Head of Cooperation in the EU Delegation to Kyrgyzstan since September 1, 2017; in Tajikistan as Chargee d'affaires a.i. from 2007 to 2010; and in Kazakhstan as programme officer and as Head of the Cooperation a.i. from 1998 to 2000.

Ms Adriaen has also served in the EU Delegations in Madagascar, Senegal and Lebanon in the field of development cooperation. Her latest assignments were in in Brussels, in EU Headquarters for the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, were she worked in the Budget Support Unit, later as Head of Sector for Governance in the Human Rights Unit until she was appointed as deputy Head of Unit for the Unit in charge of Development Coordination and regional Cooperation for West Africa.

Ms Adriaen holds a Master's Degree in Business administration and economics from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and has a Diploma of Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

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