German Foreign Policy


The primary goal of German foreign policy is to preserve peace and security in the world.

The expanded concept of security covers questions of conflict prevention, defence, disarmament and arms control, as well as economic, ecological and social issues and human rights. This includes a global economy that creates opportunities for all, as well as fostering cross-border environmental protection and open dialogue between cultures.

Foreign policy
German foreign policy is peace policy. In collaboration with its partners, Germany is active in international organizations in pursuit of a fair, peaceful and stable international order. Within this policy, particular emphasis is placed on the prevention and resolution of crises as well as disarmament and non-Proliferation. Read more

The Elysée Treaty
The Elysée Treaty, signed on January 22, 1963 by the French President, General de Gaulle, and the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, remains the cornerstone of French-German cooperation, which is the main engine of the European Union. Read more

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