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

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

EU assistance to the country focuses on:

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


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).

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Uzbekistan also participates in several ongoing regional and thematic programmes.