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.
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Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Europe, the Federal Government needs efficient policy coordination mechanisms.
Improving the security situation in Africa is one of the German Government's key goals. In line with the priorities laid down by the G8, the Federal Foreign Office has developed its own G8 Africa Programme focusing on three areas: peace missions, police work and addressing the causes of conflict.