Foreign and European Policy
Introducing the Federal Government’s Strategy for Africa, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said it coincided with a “time of dramatic change and upheaval taking place right next door to Europe”. He said that what was happening – particularly in Africa – presented us with “perhaps the most intriguing evidence of a changing world”. For Germany this highlighted the necessity to maintain and deepen old friendships, but also to make a concerted and conscious effort to establish new ones
New Chapter in German-African partnership
Foreign policy issues
Peace and freedom are the focal points of German foreign policy. They can only be guaranteed through cooperation in a spirit of trust and a fair balancing of interests with our partners in the United Nations, NATO, G8, OSCE and EU.
German policy on Europe
After centuries of bloody conflict, the integration of states and their interests has defeated nationalism and brought Europe an unparalleled period of peace, prosperity and stability. That is why the completion of European integration is our top political objective.