The aim of the EU-Uzbekistan Friendship Groups is the progressive development of reliable and trusting relations between the EU and Uzbekistan in all areas of cooperation, including inter-parliamentary ties. As a result of a successful, open and constructive dialogue between two sides, the EU-Uzbekistan Friendship Group in the European Parliament was formed under the Chairmanship of MEP Ryszard Czarnecki to foster cooperation between Uzbekistan and the EU through parliamentary diplomacy on April 29, 2021. Mrs Ipek Tekdemir has been appointed General Secretary of the newly established EU-Uzbekistan Friendship Group.
The EU-Uzbekistan Friendship Group has two major purposes:
- To support the important move of Uzbekistan towards the European Union
- To forge a closer partnership between Uzbekistan and the EU