Visit of SRSG Miroslav Jenča to Moscow

7 Jul 2009

Visit of SRSG Miroslav Jenča to Moscow

MOSCOW, Russia -

On 7 July the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) Ambassador Miroslav Jenča visited Moscow and held talks with Deputy Foreign Ministers Mr. Borodavkin and Mr. Karasin, Deputy Foreign Minister. He also met with Mr. Lebedev, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Mr. Badalian, and Deputy Secretary-General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

During the meetings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs state officials indicated that Central Asia remains one of the priority areas in the foreign policy of Russian Federation. There was a constructive exchange of views on existing challenges in the Central Asian region such as trans-boundary water management, developments in Afghanistan, fight against terrorism, extremism and illicit drug trafficking.

Cooperation between the UNRCCA and regional organizations was one of the topics discussed in the meetings with the CIS and CSTO. Future support of different activities and information exchange were agreed between the UNRCCA and the CIS and CSTO Secretariats.