The New EU Strategy on Central Asia

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

The Council welcomes the strengthening of relations between the EU and Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan since the adoption of the first EU strategy for Central Asia in 2007.

The EU and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership (2007)

Trade Relations with Central Asia

EU trade with Central Asia has grown and the EU is now the region's main trading partner, accounting for about a third of its overall external trade.

Joint Communiqué: 16th EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting, 17 November 2020

The Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as the European Union's (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for International Partnerships held the 16th EU-Central Asia ministerial meeting on 17 November 2020.

EEAS Factsheet on EU-Central Asia relations