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The European Union’s Economic Development Strategy and Cooperation with the Countries of Central Asia

Author: Mukesh Shankar Bharti
Institution: Amity Univesity
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3693-7247
Year of publication: 2023
Source: Show
Pages: 220-244
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20233611
PDF: npw/36/npw3611.pdf

The European Union’s Economic Development Strategy and Cooperation with the Countries of Central Asia

The purpose of this study is to analyse the European Union (EU) economic and development cooperation in Central Asia. EU’s economic support to Central Asian countries strengthens its position in this region. Central Asia is a key strategic area for cooperation and the EU seems to have deeper engagement. Moreover, this research highlights the EU’s strategic gear up with Central Asian countries from 2007 to till now. Since the EU launched the Central Asia Strategy in 2007, the objective of this policy is to provide development assistance and establish diplomatic channels in the region. The following research questions rely on, why is Central Asia important to the EU and how does it shape relations with Central Asian countries? And this study relies on qualitative analysis that will be used in this research which addresses the main research problems. Further, the study uses the empirical approach to justify answers to the questions and identify the research outcomes.

Стратегия экономического развития Европейского Союза и сотрудничество со странами Центральной Азии

Целью данного исследования является анализ экономического сотрудничества и развития Европейского Союза (ЕС) в Центральной Азии. Экономическая поддержка ЕС странам Центральной Азии укрепляет его позиции в этом регионе. Центральная Азия является ключевой стратегической областью сотрудничества, и ЕС, похоже, более активно участвует в этом процессе. Кроме того, это исследование подчеркивает стратегическое сотрудничество ЕС со странами Центральной Азии с 2007 года по настоящее время. Поскольку в 2007 году ЕС запустил Стратегию по Центральной Азии, целью этой политики является оказание помощи в целях развития и установление дипломатических каналов в регионе. Следующие вопросы исследования основаны на том, почему Центральная Азия важна для ЕС и как она влияет на отношения со странами Центральной Азии? И это исследование основано на качественном анализе, который будет использоваться в этом исследовании, направленном на решение основных проблем исследования. Кроме того, в исследовании используется эмпирический подход для обоснования ответов на вопросы и определения результатов исследования. В результате ЕС имеет значительный объем торговли и инвестиций со странами Центральной Азии и нуждается в дальнейшем ускорении своего партнерства в этом регионе.

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Strategic Cooperation EU development Central Asia geopolitics economy Центральная Азия

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