The summit is planned to be held next year, according to Federica Mogherini, the Former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
On September 22, at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, the ambassadors of the Central Asian countries met with Federica Mogherini, the Rector of the College of Europe, the Former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in 2014-2019, Dunyo reports.
According to Federica Mogherini, in recent years, bilateral relations between the Central Asian countries and the European Union have risen to a new level in terms of quality.
“Bilateral relations are expanding more and more, multilateral meetings of state leaders are taking place, and the first Central Asian-European Union summit is expected to be held in Uzbekistan next year,” she said. “Central Asian countries and the European Union are valuable partners for each other in the fields of trade and economy, sustainable development, security and environment, implementation of reforms, strengthening of human rights and good governance, as well as regional cooperation and interdependence.”
The European Commission is preparing for an investment forum in Brussels in early 2024 and will focus on financing the development of sustainable transport communications, in particular the Trans-Caspian Corridor, which will connect Central Asia with Europe and provide additional access to foreign markets for the countries of the region.