Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6
The European Union (EU) will adopt a new strategy for cooperation with Central Asia in 1H2019, Karin Kneissl, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria, presiding over the EU Council, said during a meeting with ambassadors of Central Asia to Austria, kun.uz reported.
"The Minister of Foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl has held a meeting with ambassadors of Central Asian countries in Vienna today. The topics of the multilateral conversation with the representatives of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan included the good, growing relationship between Austria and the countries of Central Asia, as well as the new Central Asian strategy of the EU, which must be approved before the summer of 2019," the report says.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini announced in November 2017 that the EU will adopt a new strategy of cooperation with the countries of Central Asia in 2019.