The Committee for Cooperation between the EU and the CD noted that the EU is ready to continue supporting Kyrgyzstan's efforts in carrying out democratic reforms, at the 15th meeting.

The EU focuses its attention on reforms in various fields, including the rule of law, the electoral system, the judiciary, education and integrated development of rural regions, for which the association has allocated 174 million euros for the period from 2014 to 2020. The Organization notes the importance of national human rights institutions, the independence of the judiciary, cooperation with civil society, and the empowerment of women.

Kyrgyzstan has already used the funds of the EU Investment Fund for Central Asia (IFCA), of which almost 117 million euros were invested in the republic to modernize municipal infrastructure, water supply systems and solid waste management in 11 cities of Kyrgyzstan.

Also, the EU reports on the preparation of a new strategy for the organization for Central Asia, which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019.

“The Qazaq Times”