EU: Borrell travels to Central Asia

Brussels 17.11.2022 The EU top diplomat Josep Borrell will travel to Central Asia, starting his visit in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 16 to 17 November, and continuing to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on 17 to 19 November. His mission aims to further strengthen and build on the positive dynamics in EU’s bilateral and regional relations, in particular through…

EU-Central Asia meeting

Brussels 22.10.2021 “Resilience, prosperity & supporting regional cooperation – these are the priorities set out in the EU-Central Asia Strategy, which remain today more relevant than ever to guide our regional engagement for post-pandemic recovery. Good to jointly discuss their implementation today” wrote on his Twitter micro blog the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell. (Image:…

EU-Central Asia Security Dialogue

Brussels 01.07.2021 The eighth High-Level Political and Security Dialogue between the European Union and the countries of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – took place on Thursday, July 1, in Tashkent, with the participation of Afghanistan as special guest. Just finished the EU-Central Asia High-Level Political and Security Dialogue…

COVID19: Uzbekistan receives EU aid

On 4 May, the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell held a phone call with the Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan, Abdulaziz Kamilov, to discuss the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, the EU’s support to Uzbekistan in respect of this challenge, the EU-Uzbekistan bilateral agenda, and broader regional issues relating to Central Asia. The head of…

Uzbek refugees charged with terrorism in Sweden

For more than a year, the three men from Central Asia  planned a terrorist attack against Sweden, according to the prosecutor,  Expressen newspaper reports. They have bought hundreds of kilos of chemicals that can be used to make explosives and put pictures on terror targets in Stockholm. At the same time, they and another three men…

Uzbekistan jailed Islam Karimov’s daughter Gulnara

Uzbekistan said  it has jailed the eldest daughter of late President Islam Karimov, Gulnara Karimova — once a prominent socialite and self-styled fashion designer,  charging her with embezzlement , massive fraud and money laundering. In a statement the Uzbekistan Prosecutor-General’s Office said that Gulnara Karimova has been charged with crimes including fraud, money laundering and…

Uzbekistan human rights breaches in Brussels focus

The Foreign Minister Sven Mikser from Estonia holding the  EU presidency for the second half of the year, will chair the EU-Uzbekistan meeting and is expected to discuss issues including the rule of law, and human rights in Central Asian country. In a joint statement, the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia the International…

Uzbek human rights activist dies in prison

The Uzbekistan government should immediately allow an independent investigation into the enforced disappearance and death in prison of a human rights and opposition activist Nuraddin Jumaniyazov, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 16, 2017, Gulnora Rahmonova, his widow, reported that her husband had died in prison on December 31, 2016, from tuberculosis and diabetes-related…

Uzbekistan: human rights deficiency

The United Nations high commissioner for human rights called on President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan on May 10 and 11, 2017, to turn his government’s pledges for reform into concrete human rights improvements and fulfill its obligations under human rights law, eight human rights groups said today. #Uzbekistan must release more political prisoners. Some are…

Stockholm attack – Uzbek arrested

Last night it was reported that the suspected attacker was a 39-year-old father-of-four from Uzbekistan. The arrest was a result of  a nationwide manhunt  by police after issued a photograph of a lightly bearded man wearing a hooded top whom they wished to question in connection with the attack, which happened at around 2.45pm local time…