Bilateral Relations, Foreign and European Policy

Germany and Ghana

Germany and Ghana have enjoyed friendly and wide-ranging political relations since Ghana gained independence. The frequency of official visits and meetings as well as the numerous German organisations which are active in Ghana give proof of the special quality of the relations between the two countries.

Steinmeier in Ghana

Foreign and European Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Europe and the transatlantic partnership are the cornerstones of Germany’s foreign policy. Its peace and security policy is embedded in the  multilateral concepts of NATO and UN. Managing globalization is another key issue of German foreign policy. Partnership with Africa  The German G20 Presidency  wants to put the spotlight on Africa’s economic development. It aims to take concrete steps to improve people’s living conditions in the long term and to put in place a stable environment for investment. In June 2017 a separate conference entitled "Partnership with Africa" will be held in Berlin.

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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.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

EU Council Presidency

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In the first half of 2017, Malta will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.