In the coming days, the EU will determine the content of the strategy for Central Asia
The new document will be accepted in the first half of 2019, ortcom.kz reports with reference to kapital.kz.
EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini did not disclose the details of the new strategy, but noted “the excellent results of joint work,” the correspondent of the Kapital.kz business information center reports.
We often focus on conflicts and crises. And Central Asia is a more positive item on our agenda. Maybe its not in the headlines of European newspapers. But this is a very important work, in which we put tremendous efforts, Federica Mogherini said on November 19 at a press conference in Brussels after discussing relations between the EU and Central Asia at a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.
The head of European diplomacy said that the plans of the EU and the countries of Central Asia, primarily to work on the strengthening of civil society and the rule of law.
The EU in the coming days will determine the final content of its new strategy for Central Asia, and it is somewhat early to talk about the details. However, we celebrate the excellent results of teamwork. In addition, all Member States have shown a predisposition to strengthen cooperation with Central Asia. And, in addition to the issues of partnership, which seem quite obvious – interconnection, energy, they demonstrated a real will to support the development of regional cooperation, said Federica Mogherini.
At the same time, she recalled that an international conference on Afghanistan was being held next week in Geneva.
The countries of Central Asia can play a fundamental role and provide their support to Afghanistan in cooperation with the European Union to help establish peace, stability and security throughout the region and especially in Afghanistan, the EU foreign minister believes.
In conclusion, Federica Mogherini defined the calendar of EU relations with Central Asia as extremely loaded and productive.
I can mark my very frequent in the Central Asian region. By the way, this weeks ministerial meeting will be the second, which we will organize in 2018. The first took place several months ago in the region, Federica Mogherini reminded.
Source: Ministry of Culture and Sport Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan