Charlotte Adriaen heads the European Union Delegation to Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 5 March 2021, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received the newly appointed Head of the European Union Delegation, Ambassador Charlotte Adriaen.
The ambassador presented the Minister with a copy of her credentials, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.
The Minister congratulated the head of the EU Delegation on the appointment, wished her success in developing and strengthening friendly relations between Uzbekistan and the European Union.
During the conversation, the state and prospects of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the EU in the political, trade and economic, financial and technical, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres were discussed.
The parties positively assessed the progress of the negotiation process on the draft Agreement on expanded partnership and cooperation between Uzbekistan and the EU.
The schedule, agenda and organizational issues of upcoming joint events, including the next meeting of the Uzbekistan-EU Cooperation Council, the upcoming round of the EU-Central Asia High-Level Dialogue on politics and security, were considered.
The hope was expressed for granting Uzbekistan the status of "GSP +" by the end of March 2021, which will help increase trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and the EU countries.
An interest was voiced in enhancing close cooperation with the European Union in the field of education, in particular, through the new Erasmus program.
Other issues of the common agenda were also discussed at the meeting.