Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan are part of Central Asia.
EU relations with these countries have developed further since the European Council adopted The EU and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership in June 2007. This strategy has strengthened ties in all areas through:
The European External Action Service has 4 delegations in Central Asia, in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan respectively. It also has a chargé d'affaires for Turkmenistan, while the European Commission has a regional office for humanitarian aid and civil protection in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The European Union (EU) and Tajikistan are working together at a political and economic level, guided by Partnership and Cooperation Agreement as well as the European Union and Central Asia Strategy. The EU Delegation to Tajikistan is engaging with civil society and working for improvement of human rights standards in Tajikistan.