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Relations between the European Union and the Union of Comoros are focused on Development cooperation to fight against poverty. Beyond development cooperation relations are focused on political and economic issues, trade and the fisheries sector.

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The Cook Islands comprises 15 small islands. It has a close relationship ('free association') with New Zealand, which includes citizenship for Cook Islanders.

Population centres – mainly the island of Rarotonga – about 13,000 people.

Industries – tourism, far ahead of offshore banking, pearls, marine and fruit exports.

Located in the Caribbean Sea, north off Venezuela, with an area of 444 km² Curaçao is the largest Dutch Overseas Territory. Its population is 142,180 and the capital is Willemstad.

The Cayman islands are “British Overseas Territories” whose development cooperation with the EU is based on Article 182 of the Treaty of Rome.

Building a common area of shared democracy, prosperity, stability and increased cooperation with in its neighbourhood is a top priority for the EU. To this end the EU has built a close partnership with six countries to its East, with both bilateral and multilateral dimensions. Cooperative relations with Russia, the EU’s largest neighbour and a key regional and global player, are also critical for the EU.

EU relations and cooperation with the Bahamas are carried out both on bilateral and regional basis, the latter within the framework of the on-going EU-CELAC and EU-CARIFORUM dialogues.

EU relations and cooperation with Belize are carried out both on bilateral and regional and basis, the latter within the framework of the on-going EU-CELAC and EU-CARIFORUM dialogues.

The EU has had a very strong presence in Bhutan since 1982. It works closely with the Himalayan kingdom to reduce poverty, enhance food security and achieve democratisation.

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