EU relations with Central Asia

Almaty LakeAlmaty Lake

The countries of Central Asia are

EU relations with these countries have developed further since the European Council adopted The EU and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership  in June 2007. This strategy has strengthened ties in all areas through

The strategy is supported by a significant increase in EU assistance.

Since 2007 the EU and the Central Asian countries have reaffirmed their commitment to the strategy, and implementation [56 KB] is well under way. The EU last assessed the advances made in its June 2012 Progress Report , which confirmed the continuing relevance of both its strategy and the priority areas for cooperation. It also acknowledged that the region faces new and growing challenges – especially in Afghanistan - and that security issues have come to the fore in relations with the EU.

The European External Action Service has 4 delegations in Central Asia, in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz RepublicTajikistan and Uzbekistan respectively. It also has a chargé d'affaires for Turkmenistan, while the European Commission has a regional office for humanitarian aid and civil protection in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

 

 


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  • 16/03/2015
    High Representative Federica Mogherini to appoint EU Special Representatives to the Middle East Peace Process and to Central Asia High Representative Federica Mogherini to appoint EU Special Representatives to the Middle East Peace Process and to Central Asia <p>Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, has proposed the appointment of new Special Representatives to support the work of the European Union on two important foreign policy files. The candidates have been endorsed by EU Member States in the Political and Security Committee today pending a final decision by the Council. </p> 03/16/2015 20:25:17 03/16/2015 20:25:17 03/16/2015 20:25:17 03/04/2016 20:25:17 2015031620 090126248ec2d833 N 090126248ec2d833 /statements-eeas/2015/150316_03_en.htm 7227 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150316_03_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150316_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150316_03_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150316_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High Representative Federica Mogherini to appoint EU Special Representatives to the Middle East Peace Process and to Central Asia
  • 16/03/2015
    Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the Foreign Affairs Council Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the Foreign Affairs Council <p>Today, on the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council, we had Africa as the strategic debate -  not only the crises, not only the threats, starting obviously from the terrorist one, but also the opportunities that the continent offers. Opportunities not only to its own people but also to its partners around the world. We discussed the need to move from a donor-recipient relationship to a full political partnership, with Africa as a whole, with the African Union, with some of the African countries and sub-regional organisations.</p> 03/16/2015 19:53:05 03/16/2015 19:53:05 03/16/2015 19:53:05 03/04/2016 19:53:05 2015031619 090126248ec2d561 N 090126248ec2d561 /statements-eeas/2015/150316_02_en.htm 10158 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150316_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150316_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150316_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the Foreign Affairs Council
  • 15/03/2015
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks against two churches in Lahore Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks against two churches in Lahore <p>The terrorist attacks on two churches in Lahore this morning, resulting in the loss of innocent lives and scores of seriously injured, is another instance of violence aimed at innocent victims.</p> 03/15/2015 17:27:09 03/15/2015 17:27:09 03/15/2015 17:27:09 03/03/2016 17:27:09 2015031517 090126248ebcba89 N 090126248ebcba89 /statements-eeas/2015/150315_02_en.htm 3849 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150315_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150315_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150315_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150315_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks against two churches in Lahore
  • 11/03/2015
    EU-Central Asia High Level Security Dialogue takes place in Dushanbe EU-Central Asia High Level Security Dialogue takes place in Dushanbe <p>The 2<sup>nd</sup> High Level Security Dialogue between the European Union and the countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) took place today, hosted by Tajikistan. Afghanistan was invited as a special guest to the Dialogue.</p> 03/11/2015 16:48:35 03/11/2015 16:48:35 03/11/2015 16:48:35 03/11/2015 16:48:35 2015031116 090126248eb55b35 N 090126248eb55b35 /statements-eeas/2015/150311_01_en.htm 6874 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150311_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150311_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150311_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    EU-Central Asia High Level Security Dialogue takes place in Dushanbe
  • 20/01/2015
    Press release: EU and Kazakhstan initial Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement Press release: EU and Kazakhstan initial Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement <p>This agreement will greatly facilitate stronger political and economic relations between Kazakhstan and the EU.  It will increase the flow of trade, services and investment between the parties and will contribute to Kazakhstan's political and social development.<br/>The initialing of the Agreement is an important step towards its eventual signature and subsequent implementation. <br/>On the EU side the agreement was initialed by chief negotiators Mr Gunnar WIEGAND, Director for Russia, Eastern Patnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE at the European External Action Service and Mr Luc Pierre DEVIGNE, Head of Unit for Trade aspects of European neighbourhood policy, Trade relations with countries of the CIS and Balkans at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade. On the Kazakhstan side it was initialed by Mr Alexei VOLKOV, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ms Zhanar AITZHANOVA, Minister for Economic Integration.<br/><br/><br/></p> 01/20/2015 19:26:43 01/20/2015 19:26:43 01/20/2015 19:26:43 01/08/2016 19:26:43 2015012019 090126248e190ce7 N 090126248e190ce7 /statements-eeas/2015/150120_01_en.htm 11813 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150120_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150120_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150120_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150120_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Press release: EU and Kazakhstan initial Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement

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