The new strategy of the European Union will be adopted for Central Asia

The new strategy of the European Union will be adopted for Central Asia. It is expected that the agreement will be prepared by mid-2019. The strategy will lay out the main priorities for further cooperation. According to the head of the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan Traian Hristea, in order to make up to date the document the agreement is currently negotiated with five countries of the region. The Central Asian experts are also involved. These steps should give a new impetus to development of the region, the head of the EU delegation believes.

TRAIAN HRISTEA, HEAD OF EU DELEGATION TO KAZAKHSTAN:

 - The first strategy was adopted in 2007, resumed in 2015 and now the EU institution has received a mandate to resume the creation of the new strategy. This new approach of our bilateral relations will include the politics, economics, culture, education, and environment as well as the answers to different challenges and consultations that strengthen stability and prosperity and predictability of the region.

The diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and the European Union were established in 1993. Over the years, Kazakhstan has proven itself as a reliable and responsible partner of the EU. Cooperation is one of the priorities of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy. In return, the country is interested in increasing investment flows from the union. The film, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of partnership between Kazakhstan and the EU proves the mutually beneficial cooperation.

TRAIAN HRISTEA, HEAD OF EU DELEGATION TO KAZAKHSTAN:

 - I am very glad that when it was filmed in Brussels the ratification was reached by the European Parliament under the agreement of the expanded cooperation and partnership between Kazakhstan and the EU. In February we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and the EU. This shows the opportunity and the history of our bilateral relations from 1993.

Last year, the EU countries invested over 11 billion euros in Kazakhstan. Three times more was the estimate of the total trade turnover.