Relations with the EU are based on political dialogue under the Cotonou Agreement, trade and development assistance.
The broad dialogue – both formal and informal – involving both government and civil society, covers the political situation in Gambia and all aspects of governance.
It seeks to promote a stable and democratic political environment and economic, cultural and social development.
The EU supports Gambia's poverty-reduction goals:
The EU development strategy for Gambia focuses on:
The Gambia also receives aid from regional, intra-ACP and specific programmes, as well as EU humanitarian aid to tackle the consequences of the Sahel food crisis .