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AKIPRESS.COM - Ambassador Tuula Yrjölä, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, met Tajikistan’s Foreign Minister Aslov Sirodjidin Muhridinovich in Dushanbe last week, OSCE said in a release.
She gave an update on the transition of the “OSCE Office in Tajikistan” into the “OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe”, which came into effect on 1 July 2017, as mandated by the OSCE Permanent Council Decision 1251.
Minister Aslov and Ambassador Yrjölä exchanged views on the outlook and priorities for co-operation in the framework of the mandate for the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe. Both sides agreed on the continued relevance of the support that the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe provides to Tajikistan.
Ambassador Yrjölä said that national priorities such as border security and sustainable economic development, including support to returning labour migrants, are to be taken into account in planning the Office’s future programmes.
She emphasized the wish of the Office to explore new avenues for strengthened co-operation so that the host country’s ownership of the work of the Office is further ensured.