DUSHANBE, 27 March 2012 – The OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier in a meeting with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon today emphasized the need to further develop the strategic partnership between Tajikistan and OSCE in
politico-military, economic and environmental, and human areas, and shared views on the OSCE engagement with Afghanistan.
“I attach great importance to the strategic partnership between Tajikistan and the OSCE, and look forward to further developing this relationship in a co-operative approach based on dialogue, mutual understanding and trust,” Zannier said. He commended the Government of Tajikistan for its support for the Office in Tajikistan and stressed the importance of the OSCE-Tajikistan Task Force as an “innovative and important platform” for identifying priorities for work with the host country’s officials and civil society, and the OSCE Office.
He also discussed with the President the implementation of the OSCE Ministerial Council 2011 Decision on strengthening OSCE engagement with Afghanistan. “Tajikistan’s support and direct engagement in implementing this Decision is central for its success,” Zannier stressed. Continue reading