The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, met on 12 November with the Minister of foreign affairs of Uzbekistan, Abdulaziz Kamilov, and the first deputy chairman of the Senate of the country’s Parliament, Sadyk Safoev.

During the meeting, Mogherini and Kamilov discussed issues of common interest, including the peace process in Afghanistan, as well as regional cooperation in Central Asia, for which Mogherini praised Uzbekistan’s role.

They also reviewed progress in negotiations for a new Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Uzbekistan, launched last year, which aims to deepen bilateral relations and support reforms.