The EU has strengthened its relationship with the Central Asian countries since the adoption of “ The EU and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership [4 MB] ” by the European Council in June 2007 (Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). The strategy strengthens relations in all areas of cooperation, including through the reinforcement of EU-Central Asia political dialogue with regular meetings of EU and Central Asian Foreign Ministers, reinforcement of dialogue on human rights [2 MB] , cooperation in the areas of education [2 MB] , rule of law [2 MB] , energy and transport, environment and water [906 KB] , common threats and challenges (including border management [2 MB] and combating drug trafficking), and trade and economic relations. The strategy is supported by a significant increase in EU assistance.
The EU and Central Asian countries have since confirmed their commitment to the strategy, and its implementation [56 KB] is well under way. The EU reviewed the state of implementation of the Central Asia Strategy in a Progress Report in June 2010. The Delegations of the European Commission to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan are the three official representative offices of the European Commission to these three central Asian states.