Bilateral relations between Turkmenistan and the EU are governed by an Interim Trade Agreement (1998), pending ratification of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) by the EU member countries and the European Parliament.
The two parties have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of energy (2008).
Funding is provided by the EU's Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) .
EU assistance to the country focuses on:
The EU and Turkmenistan 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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Turkmenistan also participates in several ongoing regional and thematic programmes.