EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation Council, 20 January 2020

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The seventeenth (17th) Cooperation Council meeting between the European Union (EU) and Kazakhstan was held on 20 January 2020.

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The Cooperation Council confirmed the mutual commitment in further strengthening bilateral relations, and the implementation of the EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) in a number of areas was reviewed. Both sides also discussed the importance of good governance, the promotion and protection of human rights and cooperation with civil society.

The European Union congratulated Kazakhstan for the ratification of its agreement with the Council of Europe on immunities and privileges of the representatives of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). The Cooperation Council welcomed recent positive developments in the Central Asian regional cooperation.

Source Link https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-ministerial-meetings/2020/01/20/
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Commentary and Analysis
EurActiv, 17/01/2020: Kazakhstan-EU relations entering a new stage https://www.euractiv.com/section/central-asia/opinion/kazakhstan-eu-relations-entering-a-new-stage/

News
EurActiv, 21/01/2020: Croatian Presidency praises Kazakhstan for readiness to host ‘difficult’ WTO ministerial https://www.euractiv.com/section/central-asia/news/croatian-presidency-praises-kazakhstan-for-readiness-to-host-difficult-wto-ministerial/

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EU EEAS: Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/kazakhstan_en
European Commission: DG Trade: Kazakhstan https://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/kazakhstan/index_en.htm

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