The participants of the “Central Asia – European Union” summit held on June 2 in the Kyrgyz city of Cholpon-Ata adopted a joint communique. It declares, in particular, a commitment to continuing dialogue at the highest level and developing EU-CA partnership based on mutual respect and support; emphasizes the importance of expanding mutual trade and investment mechanisms to accelerate the socio-economic development of all parties and the importance of close dialogue in the context of the EU sanctions regime.
The meeting was dedicated to the consideration of cooperation between the European Union and the countries of the region. It was attended by the President of the European Council Charles Michel, the presidents of four regional countries – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (Kazakhstan), Sadyr Japarov (Kyrgyzstan), Emomali Rahmon (Tajikistan), and Shavkat Mirziyoyev (Uzbekistan). Turkmenistan was represented by Deputy Prime Minister Nurmuhammed Amannepesov.
The summit participants instructed their foreign ministers and the EU Representative to formalize and promote the implementation of the Joint Roadmap for deepening ties between the European Union and Central Asia.
The next summit will be held in 2024 in Uzbekistan.