Foreign and European Policy

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.

Deutsche Fahne und EU-Flagge

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.

Human Rights Council

Germany’s human rights policy

Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.

Foreign and European Policy

H.H. Sultan Qaboos bin Said and former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder during his official visit to Oman

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Information from the Federal Foreign Office

Germany and Oman

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier talking to 's Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdulla
  • In May 2006 German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier paid an official visit
  • In September 2006 President of the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) paid a visit

Islam and Europe Cross Cultural Dialogue