The EU-Japan strategic partnership is based on longstanding cooperation, shared values and principles, including democracy, the rule of law, human rights, good governance, multilateralism and open market economies. Japan is one of the EU’s closest like-minded partners. In the global response to the
In a more challenging global environment, the EU needs to enhance its ability to prevent confl icts and strengthen international peace and security. With the new European Peace Facility (EPF), the EU is taking on more responsibility as a global security provider.
With European prosperity and Asian peace and security closely connected, the European Union has decided to strengthen its security cooperation in and with Asia. This is also in line with the steps taken by the EU in the past years to strengthen its role as a global security provider: Europe and Asia