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.
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.