The countries of Central Asia are
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 strategy is supported by a significant increase in EU assistance.
Since 2007 the EU and the Central Asian countries have reaffirmed their commitment to the strategy, and implementation [56 KB] is well under way. The EU last assessed the advances made in its June 2012 Progress Report , which confirmed the continuing relevance of both its strategy and the priority areas for cooperation. It also acknowledged that the region faces new and growing challenges – especially in Afghanistan - and that security issues have come to the fore in relations with the EU.
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.