EU intends to strengthen ties with Central Asia
- Given the huge potential for regional cooperation and investment, renewable energy is the focus of attention
For many years, due to border and resource disputes, relations between Central Asian countries have generally been poor. However, after the change of Uzbekistan's leadership in 2016, the situation has changed rapidly, opening up new possibilities for regional cooperation. A few days ago, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Borelli and European Council President Michel met with Tajik President Rahmon respectively.
A few days ago, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Borelli and European Council President Michel met with Tajik President Rahmon respectively.
The two sides expressed satisfaction with the cooperation in the field of energy (implementation of CASA-1000 project-power transmission projects to Afghanistan and Pakistan via Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) and green economy, and emphasized the need for further expansion of cooperation. The two sides also discussed security issues, focusing on strengthening the security and stability of the entire Central Asian region, including the Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. Both sides believe that the implementation of the EU's new strategy for Central Asia is very important for Central Asian countries.
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Central Asian countries all pursue a diversified foreign policy, especially seeking to balance their relations with Russia, China, the European Union and the United States. Borelli said that the EU intends to strengthen its ties with Central Asia, which will be the focus of the talks between the EU and the five Central Asian foreign ministers to be held in Dushanbe. Editor/Xu Shengpeng