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06/13/2019

Alliance of multilateralists: Fostering a network of international team players

In an age of “America First”, values such as cooperation, respect for international law and free trade are under pressure worldwide. That is why Foreign Minister Maas wants to build up a new network of countries committed to fair cooperation.

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06/12/2019

What is multilateralism?

We talk of multilateralism when states coordinate their policies and act together as equals. Multilateral literally means “many-sided” (from the Latin “multus” many, “latus” side).

Shared rules are to everyone’s advantage

In the field of foreign... 

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06/11/2019

Stopping the negative trend in disarmament

Foreign Minister Maas said that the crisis in nuclear non proliferation “poses a threat to world peace”. This is not only demonstrated by the conflict surrounding the nuclear agreement with Iran. The Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was therefore the... 

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06/10/2019

Upholding the nuclear agreement with Iran: Foreign Minister Maas in Tehran

A guarantee for peace and security

In 2015, China, Germany, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), a guarantee for peace and security in the Middle East. After years of... 

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06/08/2019

Focus on balancing interests in the region – Foreign Minister Maas visits Baghdad

Internal challenges facing Iraq

Iraq faces many challenges. Even after the liberation from IS, the security situation remains unstable in large parts of the country and the situation facing refugees and displaced persons is fraught with problems.... 

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06/07/2019

Journey to a crisis: Foreign Minister Maas in Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Iran

At the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Foreign Minister Maas is setting off today on a trip to the Middle East: the journey will begin in Jordan, from where he will continue to the United Arab Emirates and Iran.  

It is a journey to an... 

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06/06/2019

Peacebuilders and role models – Maas honours peacekeepers

They train security forces in Afghanistan, protect the civilian population in Mali and serve as soldiers in UN, EU, OSCE and NATO peace missions. Peacekeepers are working around the world in fragile states and crisis regions to promote peace.

Nine... 

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06/05/2019

The 2019 edition of the Long Night of Ideas: Idea and Ideal – Europe

The social power of culture and education

On Thursday, 6 June 2019, the Federal Foreign Office will use the platform of the Long Night of Ideas to highlight the importance of the social power of culture and education in view of the social and... 

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06/04/2019

Focus on humanitarian crises – UN Emergency Relief Coordinator visits Berlin

Greater need for humanitarian aid than ever before 

According to the UN, over 140 million people in 54 countries – more than ever before – need humanitarian aid this year. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met Mark Lowcock, UN Emergency Relief... 

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06/04/2019

Working to protect refugees worldwide

70 million refugees

Worldwide more than 70 million people have fled their homes to escape violent conflicts, gross human rights violations, the effects of climate change, environmental degradation and natural disasters. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas... 

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05/31/2019

Climate change as a security risk – Berlin Climate and Security Conference

Changes in the climate are “risk multipliers”. Sometimes they can be seen in regions which are already fragile, such as the Lake Chad region, where they pose an additional threat to the stability of states and societies. But even seemingly stable... 

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05/31/2019

Three issues that Berlin and Washington want to address together

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met his US counterpart Mike Pompeo in Berlin on Friday (31 May). Their talks focused on international crises that are making the world ever more dangerous. How can Germany and the US work together to find solutions?... 

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