EU relations with the Kyrgyz Republic

Bilateral relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the EU have been governed by a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) since 1999.    

Technical and financial support to the Kyrgyz Republic is provided through the EU's Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI). The EU is currently working on a new DCI programme for 2014-2020.

The Kyrgyz Republic participates in several ongoing regional and bilateral programmes. It also participates in various thematic programmes, which support relevant organisations in the country through grants. EU support is provided under the following thematic instruments:

  • European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)
  • Instrument for Stability (IfS)
  • Support to Non-State Actors (DCI-NSA)
  • Investing in People (DCI-HUM)
  • Environment (DCI-ENV)
  • Nuclear Safety Co-operation Instrument (NSCI)
  • Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP)
  • Migration Management and Irregular Migration (MIEUX)


The EU and the Kyrgyz Republic cooperate in the framework of a regional approach which includes all 5 Central Asian republics: the EU and Central Asia Strategy for a New Partnership  (2007).

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