On September 18, 2023, at the Ministerial for Atlantic Cooperation on the margins of the 78th United Nations General Assembly, the United States was among 32 Atlantic countries to adopt the Declaration on Atlantic Cooperation, launching the new Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation. This new multilateral forum brings together an unprecedented number of coastal Atlantic countries across Africa, Europe, North America, South America, and the Caribbean to engage in collective problem-solving and uphold a set of shared principles for Atlantic cooperation. The partnership also implements an Action Plan for collaboration on sustainable development and science and technology lines of effort.
Coastal Atlantic countries in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas share a commitment to a peaceful, prosperous, open, and cooperative Atlantic region, while protecting the ocean as a healthy, sustainable, and resilient resource for generations to come. We face many common challenges, including the climate crisis; environmental degradation; illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; piracy; and maritime governance. A shared interest in these cross-cutting challenges provides the basis for a more integrated partnership. The strategic importance of a well-governed, peaceful Atlantic is clear, as is the importance of developing a strong, cooperative community of coastal Atlantic States.
The following countries have adopted the Declaration on Atlantic Cooperation and the Plan of Action: Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Iceland, Ireland, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, the Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Spain, Togo, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay.
- September 19, 2023 Readout of the Atlantic Cooperation Ministerial
- September 18, 2023 Secretary Blinken Launches the Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation
- September 18, 2023 Declaration on Atlantic Cooperation
- September 18, 2023 FACT SHEET: 32 Countries Launch the Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation
- September 8, 2023 Second Senior Officials Meeting on Atlantic Cooperation
- July 14, 2023 Senior Coordinator for Atlantic Cooperation Lapenn’s Travel to Portugal and Belgium
- July 3, 2023 Senior Coordinator for Atlantic Cooperation Lapenn’s Travel to Ireland
- May 25, 2023 Senior Officials Meeting on Atlantic Cooperation
- September 20, 2022 Joint Statement on Atlantic Cooperation
- September 18, 2023 Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the Ministerial Meeting on Atlantic Cooperation
- July 17, 2023 Remarks for Africa Center/Atlantic Centre Seminar
- September 20, 2022 Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks at the Strengthening Atlantic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting
- September 20, 2022 Secretary Blinken hosts the Strengthening Atlantic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting [Video]
- September 20, 2022 Assistant Secretary Medina Remarks at the Ministerial on Strengthening Atlantic Cooperation