Uzbekistan Cancels German Parliamentary Rights Committee Visit
The Uzbek government may be happy to accept a German trade delegation to discuss more than €1 billion in joint ventures, but the Uzbek Foreign Ministry has cancelled a trip by the German Bundestag Committee for Human Rights, eurasiantransition.org reported today.
The EU has been sending mixed signals, having quiet dialogues on human rights, even as its members maintain robust and visible political and trade relations.
Yet there are increasing signs of ambivalence about this relationship, even on its own terms with some German firms losing money on unreliable Uzbek joint ventures gone awry.
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