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Bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and the EU are governed by:


Funding is provided by the EU's Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) .

EU assistance to the country focuses on:

  • strengthening capacity of regional and local governments
  • supporting reform of the justice sector
  • improving the capacity of the public sector to introduce social and economic reforms.


It is planned to conclude an enhanced partnership and cooperation agreement  (to replace the PCA) building on the potential for stronger EU-Kazakhstan relations.

The EU and Kazakhstan also cooperate in the framework of a regional approach which includes all five Central Asian republics: the EU and Central Asia strategy for a new partnership  2007).

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Kazakhstan also participates in several ongoing regional and thematic programmes.