For more information, see Common Goals and Values are one of the criteria for creating strategic partnerships. However, in the case of Russia and China, it is more accurate to claim that SPs are based on common interests and the idea that the relationship is beneficial for both sides. External action of the European Union (2014) Official Journal of the European Union, Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Korea establishing a framework for the participation of the Republic of Korea in the crisis management of the European Union, 5 June 2014 eeaseuropaeu/sites/eeas/files/framework_agreement_on_rok_participation_to_eu_crisis_management_operations_0pdf consulted on 21 March, 2018 The specificity of a bilateral partnership between the EU and a third country depends on specific factors such as the extent of common values. .