The EU Strategy for a New Partnership with Central Asia was adopted by the European Council on 21-22 June 2007 in recognition of the increasing importance of Central Asia for EU interests relating to security, stability, governance and energy diversification. The Strategy provides an overall framework for EU relations with Central Asia and builds on previous achievements in building relations with the countries of Central Asia, EU assistance programmes and other initiatives taken by the EU. The EU priorities for its cooperation with the region as a whole include cooperation in the fields of human rights, rule of law, good governance and democracy; education; economic development; trade and investment; energy and transport; environmental policies; common threats and challenges; and intercultural dialogue.
EU - Central Asia Strategy documents and reports:
- The European Union and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership 2007
- Joint Progress Report on the implementation of the EU Central Asia Strategy 2012
- Council conclusions on the EU Strategy for Central Asia 2015
For more information and progress reports go to EEAS Central Asia website.