Germany as a responsible partner in Europe and the world

English translation of the part on foreign policy of the coalition agreement of CDU, CSU and SPD

"German foreign, European and development policy serves to promote peace in the world. Our shared aim is to seize the opportunities globalisation offers our country and make an effective contribution to conflict prevention and settlement, the struggle against international terrorism, and poverty alleviation. The foundation for this is a reliable foreign, European and development policy which enjoys the trust of our allies and partners. For peace, freedom and security, as well as a policy which fosters democracy and social justice, European integration and Atlantic partnership remain of paramount significance."