The policy of the European Union towards the North African and Middle Eastern countries has two main objectives:
The European Union is actively supporting efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is also a member of the so-called Middle East Quartet (US, EU, Russia and UN) (Middle East Peace process).
EU relations with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates mainly takes the shape of a region-to-region relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council
Statement by Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, on the "Implementation Day" of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
On 30 September 2015, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, gave a speech at the UN Security Council Ministerial Debate "Settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and Countering the terrorist threat in the region.