Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Cooperation of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the European Union

Uzbekistan, from the first years of independence proclaimed the cooperation with Europe as one of the priorities of its foreign policy. The relations of Uzbekistan with the European states develop on a bilateral level as well as in framework of Partnership Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the European Communities and their Member States which entered into force on July 1, 1999.

5 joint bodies of “Uzbekistan-EU” are created and successfully function: the Cooperation Council (13 meetings were held), the Cooperation Committee (14 meetings), the Subcommittee on economy, trade and Investments (12 meetings), the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (13 meetings), Subcommittee on Justice, Home Affairs, Human Rights and related issues (14 meetings).

On January 24, 2011, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov had paid a visit to Brussels. In the framework of the visit there were meetings with the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and EU Commissioner on Energy Gunther Oettinger. During the visit the sides signed Agreement on the Establishment of the EU diplomatic mission (Delegation) in Uzbekistan, Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the field of Energy, Memorandum on Intent on Implementation of CEU Indicative Program (2011-2013).

The high level visit to the Brussels summit has demonstrated common interest of the European Union to develop cooperation with the Republic of Uzbekistan in various areas on the basis of equality and mutually beneficial partnership.

The Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan was officially accredited to the Republic of Uzbekistan on May 31, 2011. At the present, the head of the Delegation is Eduards Stiprais.

July 16-19, 2017 the delegation of Uzbekistan headed by with Minister of Foreign Affairs A.Kamilov visited Brussels to participation in the next meeting of the Cooperation Council "EU-Uzbekistan".

On 9-10 November, 2017, Vice-President of the European Commission, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the EU, Federica Mogherini visited Uzbekistan to participate in the International Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia (Samarkand) and had meeting with President of Uzbekistan Sh. M. Mirziyoyev.

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