Regional Cooperation

Central Asia

Our policy regarding the countries in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan ) is compliant with the overall EU policies for this region, as defined in the EU Strategy for Central Asia from 2007. The EU declared interests for this area are the promotion of “security and stability” in order to have a “peaceful, democratic and prosperous Central Asia”. Romania supports the strengthening of ties with the EU and encourages the democratization and dialogue consolidation and the regional cooperation.

Central Asia is a huge market, not just for industrial production but also for the Romanian know-how in the field of hydrocarbons, drilling equipment and land improvement.

The political dialogue is mainly concentrated on issues of global security and energy (the proximity of the Afghanistan theatre of operations, the presence of global players in the area and the competition for resources).

Scholarships are already being granted for Central Asian students. Around 20 students from Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are coming every year to study in higher education institutions from Romania