Foreign Policy & State

Reichstag in Berlin

Foreign Policy & State

Transatlantic Relations

German-US Relations

The transatlantic partnership is a basic axiom in German foreign policy. It is no longer merely a matter of security issues, the whole spectrum of global challenges is now the subject of German-US cooperation.

Federal Foreign Office in Berlin

Foreign Policy

The primary goal of German foreign policy is to help preserve peace and security in the world. The expanded concept of security covers not only questions of conflict prevention, defense, disarmament and arms controls, but also economic, ecological, social and human rights issues.

Historic Responsibility

Historic Responsibility

Germany is profoundly aware of the historic responsibility it bears toward the Jewish community and toward the State of Israel as a result of the crimes of the Nazi regime. This responsibility, a cornerstone of German policy, requires remembrance, reconciliation and ongoing vigilance - now and in the future.

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Germany's G20 Presidency 2017: Shaping an Interconnected World

German G20 Presidency 2017

The reef knot logo of Germany's G20 Presidency symbolizes interconnection.  Germany's presidency has set itself the ambitious goal of shaping an interconnected world in cooperation with all G20 partners. Leaders meet in Hamburg on July 7 and 8.

Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Germany intends to become inclusive: With the National Action Plan to Implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Federal Government of Germany is setting a process in motion which will exert a major influence in the next ten years not only on the lives of persons with disabilities, but on those of everyone in Germany. The idea of inclusion, which is the central guiding concept of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will change our everyday culture.