Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden – the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office


On 15 April 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Sirojiddin Muhriddin has received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden – the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ms. Ann Linde who is on her working  visit to Dushanbe.

During the meeting a wide range of issues related to bilateral and multilateral cooperation with Sweden, as well as interactions within the OSCE were considered. The parties also discussed the situation in the region and Afghanistan.

The sides underscored the importance to mutually counter the modern challenges, such as the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, climate change, the fight against terrorism and extremism, drug trafficking and cybercrime.

Mr. Muhriddin noted that Tajikistan considers the OSCE as an important platform for constructive dialogue and is interested in expanding relations with the Organization in all three dimensions – the military-political, the economic-environmental and the human.

Within the framework of bilateral relations, the parties expressed their readiness to use ample opportunities to intensify cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, energy, education, security, tourism and climate change.