Bilateral relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the EU have been governed by a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) since 1999.
Support is provided through the EU's Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) , Instrument for Stability, European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, thematic programmes.
EU assistance to the country under the DCI in 2011-2013 focuses on three focal areas:
The EU and the Kyrgyz Republic 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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The Kyrgyz Republic also participates in several ongoing regional programmes.