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New head of EU delegation assumes duties in Uzbekistan

23 September 2016 15:00 (UTC+04:00)
New head of EU delegation assumes duties in Uzbekistan

By Trend

The new head of the EU delegation in Uzbekistan Latvian diplomat Eduards Stiprais took office.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini approved Stiprais head of the EU delegation in Uzbekistan in late August 2016, reported the EU delegation in Tashkent.

Prior to his appointment to Uzbekistan, Stiprais served as deputy secretary of state -.political director of the Foreign Ministry of Latvia.

Stiprais became the third EU ambassador to Uzbekistan since the opening of the diplomatic mission in Tashkent in 2011.

Uzbekistan and the EU signed an agreement on 'Partnership and Cooperation ' in 1996. Diplomatic representation of the EU in Uzbekistan opened in 2012.

The amount of EU financial assistance to Uzbekistan in 2014-2020 was approved in the amount of 168 million euros. These funds will be directed at improving irrigation infrastructure, introduction of renewable energy sources in agribusiness, promoting the program to create new jobs in the regions.

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