A country that matters

Spain has played an important role in the development and consolidation of the current European Union (EU).

Working session at the summit of the "Five Plus Five" group in La Valeta (Malta), a dialogue forum that unites countries from both sides of the Mediterranean. Diego Crespo (EFE)

Its geography and history make Spain a country with close ties to the Mediterranean.

History, culture, politics, language and, above all, human relations form the basis of close ties between Spain and Latin America

History, culture, politics, language and, above all, human relations form the basis of close ties between Spain and Latin America.

Spain is committed and active in the defence of rights and international security, peace and development.

Spain is committed and active in the defence of rights and international security, peace and development.

An Spanish soilder with some kids in Afghanistan. Ministry of Defense

Spain’s foreign policy on the other side of the Atlantic has an important focus on North America.

King Juan Carlos speaks before Moroccan Parliament in 2005. Alberto Martín (EFE)

Mutual understanding between cultures and civilisations has always been part of the political agenda of Spanish governments.

Opening Casa África in Las Palmas. (EFE)

African currently affairs arises important challenges and opportunities of action for Spanish foreign policy.

The Japanese Crown Prince visits Coria del Río, Seville. J. M. Vidal (EFE)

Spain is building strong economic, cultural and security ties with the region where 50% of the world’s population live.

G20 and OECD

Spain is a founding member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and a permanent guest of the Group of Twenty, also known as G20.