EU relations with Uzbekistan

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

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

EU assistance to Uzbekistan focuses on:

  • rural and local development
  • rule of law and judiciary reform
  • trade facilitation
  • support to the private sector and small businesses.

The EU is currently preparing a new EU-Uzbekistan assistance programme for 2014-2020.

The EU and Uzbekistan 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).

Uzbekistan also participates in several ongoing regional, thematic and bilateral programmes.

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