17.11.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 318/43


COUNCIL COMMON POSITION 2006/787/CFSP

of 13 November 2006

renewing certain restrictive measures against Uzbekistan

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 15 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 14 November 2005, the Council adopted Common Position 2005/792/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Uzbekistan (1). These measures expire on 14 November 2006.

(2)

In the light of an evaluation of the situation in Uzbekistan, the Council has decided to renew the restrictive measures related to arms for a period of 12 months and the restrictions on admission for six months.

(3)

However, the Council decided that the meetings referred to in Article 4 of Common Position 2005/792/CFSP should be reinstated, with the aim of bringing about, through dialogue, compliance by Uzbekistan with the principles of respect for human rights, rule of law and fundamental freedoms.

(4)

During this period, the Council will review the measures in the light of any significant changes to the current situation, in particular with regard to the elements described in recital 7 of Common Position 2005/792/CFSP.

(5)

Action by the Community is needed in order to implement certain measures,

HAS ADOPTED THIS COMMON POSITION:

Article 1

The measures set out in Articles 1 and 2 of Common Position 2005/792/CFSP are hereby extended for a period of 12 months and the measures set out in Article 3 for six months.

Article 2

This Common Position shall be kept under constant review. It shall be renewed, or amended as appropriate, if the Council deems that its objectives have not been met.

Article 3

This Common Position shall take effect on the date of its adoption.

Article 4

This Common Position shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 13 November 2006.

For the Council

The President

E. TUOMIOJA


(1)   OJ L 299, 16.11.2005, p. 72.