EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT MEMBERS ARRIVE IN DUSHANBE FOR THE 2ND EU - TAJIKISTAN PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION COMMITTEE MEETING (02/05/2012)
Dushanbe, 02 May 2012 - The Central Asia Delegation of the European Parliament will visit Tajikistan from 03-05 May 2012. The Delegation will include 9 members of the European Parliament, representing all major political groups in the European Parliament.
The main purpose of the visit is the 2nd Session of the EU – Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, which will be co-chaired by Mr Paolo BARTOLOZZI (EP), and Mr. Amirsho MIRALIEV (Majlisi Namoyandagon).
Within the frames of the visit EP delegation is to hold a number of meetings with high-level Government officials. The planned agenda includes meetings with Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan, Hamrokhon Zarifi, Foreign Minister, Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloev, Chairman of Majlisi Milli, and Shukurjon Zuhurov, Chairman of Majlisi Namoyandagon. The EP delegation shall also meet with the International community present in the country, representatives of local civil society and political parties. The students of the State National University of Tajikistan will have opportunity to meet the Members of the European Parliament in unofficial ceremony and ask questions.
The European Union, composed of 27 Member States, is the world’s biggest aid donor. Tajikistan gets the main share of bilateral assistance in the Central Asian region (€66 million for 2007-2010 and 62 million for 2011-2013) in support to sector programmes, technical assistance and grants. It focuses on social protection, health and private sector development, underpinned by public finance management. Tajikistan also receives regional and thematic assistance in areas like border management and drug control (BOMCA/CADAP), education (TEMPUS, Erasmus Mundus), water / environment, migration, human rights and democracy (EIDHR), non-State actors (NSA) and SME development (CA-Invest). The total value of EU assistance disbursed to Tajikistan since 1992 is over €550 million.
CONTACTS: Ms. Mahbuba Abdullaeva, Press and Information Officer, EU Delegation to Tajikistan