EU, Central Asia discuss economy, transport, ecology, energy, security issues

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – The foreign ministers of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan held talks with High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of a stronger Europe in the World, Josep Borrell, the press service of the Tajik Foreign Ministry said.

The European External Action Service said the EU has allocated a €134 million solidarity aid package to Central Asia to address the urgent needs of the health care system and socio-economic problems.

The parties discussed interaction in the economic, transport spheres, as well as issues of ecology, energy and security.

The representatives of the countries of Central Asia and the European Union paid special attention to the situation in Afghanistan. The parties stressed that the establishment of a lasting peace in Afghanistan is a guarantee of stability and prosperity for the entire region.

The EU, in turn, assessed the productivity of the Central Asian countries in the field of security and the fight against terrorism.


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