The transatlantic partnership is a basic axiom in German foreign policy. It is no longer merely a matter of security issues. The spectrum of global challenges - from climate protection through the international financial architecture to the identification of the human genome - is now the subject of German-US cooperation.
Germany and the United States of America are bound together by historical ties of friendship. The two countries share common experiences, values and interests, though controversial issues repeatedly arise in bilateral relations. Politics, economics, culture and military cooperation are all facets that make up German-US relations.