Kazakhstan and EU strengthen human rights cooperation

The current state and prospects of bilateral cooperation, as well as regional security issues were discussed.

On October 5, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev had a meeting with EU Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore and EU Special Representative for Central Asia Terhi Hakala. The interlocutors discussed the current state and possibilities of further expanding bilateral cooperation on human rights and in other areas, as well as regional security issues, the press office of the President of Kazakhstan reported to CentralAsia.news.

The leader of Kazakhstan informed his guests about ongoing economic and political reforms in the Republic, as well as effective measures taken to provide humanitarian assistance to the authorities and people of Afghanistan. In this regard, the high-ranking guests commended Kazakhstan for its leadership in Central Asia in resolving the situation in the neighbouring country, emphasising the President’s decision to host the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in Almaty and provide effective support to Afghan students.

Gilmore highly evaluated the level of political, trade and economic interaction between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the European Union, noting the timeliness and importance of maintaining communication to expand cooperation. He emphasised that Tokayev’s visit to Brussels would be an important step to strengthen bilateral contacts.

06 окт 2021, 09:31

Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev

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