EU Special Representative: Brussels revises EU Strategy in Central Asia
At present, the EU revises its strategy in Central Asia, EU Special Representative for Central Asia Pierre Morel told Kazakh reporters in Brussels following a meeting of the national coordinators of Central Asian countries for cooperation with the EU with the participation of Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Volkov, Kazinform reported.
"We discussed at this meeting the revision of the EU Strategy in Central Asia, which was adopted five years ago. Despite the fact that this is not a joint document, but a European one, we listen to suggestions and requests of the Central Asian states, which we will try to include in the new strategy," Morel said.
In addition, the EU Special Representative for Central Asia noted that the current EU strategy in the region is implemented quite efficiently, but given the current realities, it requires improvements. "So we're sharing ideas, receiving comments and listening to suggestions," Pierre Morel said.
"The strategy of the EU and Central Asia for New Partnership" was adopted by the EU Council in June, 2007. It is the result of the process of development and negotiations within consultations with the EU countries of Central Asia. The common objective of the document is the achievement of stability, security and prosperity in Central Asia through equal dialogue, transparency and results orientation, taking into account the regional aspects, as well as specific contexts and needs of each country.