Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova/
The European Union plans to open a delegation in Turkmenistan as soon as possible while
consolidating the network of EU delegations in Central Asia and to strengthen co-operation between EU delegations and the embassies of EU member states, the conclusion on Central Asia of Foreign Affairs Council meeting says.
Also the report stressed that the EU aims to strengthen its political dialogue and co-operation with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan bilaterally and regionally, to work on common security challenges over the coming years, and to give new impetus to political, trade and economic relations and reforms.
"The EU is committed to continue to promote its policy objectives in Central Asia in co-operation with international actors and international and regional organizations active in the region, including international financial institutions," the report says.
The Council wishes to thank outgoing Pierre Morel for his outstanding work to develop and
implement EU policies in favour of Central Asia during his six years as EU Special Representative.
The EU welcomed the appointment of Patricia Flor as the new EUSR for Central Asia.
EU also stresses importance of promoting economic diversification, inclusive growth and sustainable regional development policies addressing poverty reduction, business services and SME development; stepping up co-operation to strengthen economic relations.
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