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Kazakhstan

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 26 January 2010

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider any part or all of Kazakhstan to be in Europe. [HL1261]

There is no internationally agreed formal definition of the word “Europe” and the scope of a definition depends on the context on which the word “Europe” is used.

Kazakhstan is a member of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and, in line with other countries in the Central Asia region, it has an institutional relationship with the EU in the form of a partnership and co-operation agreement.