NEWS AND EVENTS
May 10, 2007
PRESS-RELEASE of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
The 4th meeting of the Subcommittee ?Republic of Uzbekistan-European Union? on Justice, Internal Affairs, Human Rights and related issues was held in Tashkent on 8-9 May 2007. The Delegation of Uzbekistan was headed by the Minister of Justice Mr. F.Otakhanov. The EU Delegation consisted of the senior experts from the German EU Presidency, European Commission and the EU Council.
During the meeting the Parties discussed the issues of combating terrorism, drug-trafficking and organized crime, border management, development of customs system and judiciary as well as the current situation and the perspectives of bilateral cooperation in the mentioned areas.
In accordance with agreements reached earlier, the regular Human Rights Dialogue between Uzbekistan and EU was launched in the framework of the Subcommittee that includes a wide range of issues on the situation in the sphere of democratic development, human rights and freedoms, strengthening of civil society in Uzbekistan and the EU Member States. The Dialogue is based on the principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs.
According to the results of the meeting held in a constructive atmosphere and in the spirit of mutual understanding, the Parties have expressed common satisfaction on the dialogue they conducted.
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