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First official EU-Russia Parliamentary Committee meeting with the Delegations of the European Parliament to Central Asian Republics

The European Members of Parliament for the EU-Russia Parliamentary Committee will officially meet with the Delegations of the European Parliament to Central Asian Republics for the first time during the next D-RU meeting (room: SPINELLI 3G3) on the 24th of April at 16.30-18.00 at the European Parliament. In this Joint Delegation, the European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) has been selected to present expert advice to parliamentarians.

The exchange of views on the influence of Russia in Central Asia in the context of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine will be attended by the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (D-RU) in association with the Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Tajikistan, and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia (DCAS).

The ENC Director, Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, will present the findings and key recommendations of the INTERNEWS-ENC report on Media Consumption and Disinformation in Central Asia, and highlight why the EU should focus more on Central Asia. The exchange of views will continue with other distinguished experts such as Janne Leino, Programme Manager for Foreign and Security Policy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Andrea Rossi, Deputy Head of Division for Central Asia, EEAS, and Krzysztof Strachota, Head of the Central Asia and South Caucasus Department at the Centre for Eastern Studies, Poland.

The agenda of the meeting can be found here.

Click here to watch the meeting online.