Foreign Affairs

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As major world powers, the EU and the US share global responsibilities and cooperate on a wide range of foreign policy issues, including the Middle East Peace Process, Pakistan and Afghanistan, non-proliferation, and regional conflicts.

We work together to promote common values, including peace, freedom, and the rule of law; create conditions for harmonious economic development worldwide; advance the stability of international trade, financial, and monetary systems; and strengthen the economies of developing countries and those in transition. Together, the EU and the US provide 80 percent of official development assistance worldwide.

Acting on these shared values, we have played a significant role in promoting the institutions and international norms that helped bring an end to the Cold War and subsequently encouraged global trends toward democratization and market integration.