The new EU Strategy for Central Asia

This article is part of our special report EU and Central Asia: A new strategy.

On 17 June 2019, the Council adopted a new EU strategy on Central Asia, adapting the EU policy to new opportunities which have emerged in the region.

Central Asia has a centuries-old tradition of bringing Europe and Asia together. Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have renewed this role for the region since attaining independence. EU-Central Asia relations have developed significantly over recent years, as illustrated by the new-generation Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreements signed with Kazakhstan and under negotiation with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

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