– having regard to its legislative resolution of 14 December 2016 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, of the other part, amending the Agreement in order to extend the provisions of the Agreement to bilateral trade in textiles, With the expiry of the bilateral textile agreement (1), eu trade with Central Asia has increased and the EU is now the region`s largest trading partner, accounting for around one third of its total external trade. Nevertheless, the total turnover of EU trade with Central Asia remains low. The EU and Uzbekistan meet regularly to discuss issues and best practices in the implementation of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. If you have marked the review article, please follow these steps: – taking into account the EU-Uzbekistan Energy Agreement signed in January 2011, if you have identified this page as a potential copyright issue, please follow the submission instructions at the bottom of the field. Central Asia is of geostrategic importance for the EU. The region is a bridge to China, Afghanistan and the Middle East. The region is an important source of energy imports for the EU. Unless otherwise stated, the „EU“ refers, for all years indicated, to the current European Union of 27 Member States. One. Whereas, on 23. .