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01/22/2020

The first anniversary of the Treaty of Aachen: Germany and France are growing even closer together

It has been a busy and intensive year with respect to Franco-German relations since both Governments signed the Treaty of Aachen in the Coronation Hall of Aachen Town Hall on 22 January 2019. Back then, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the... 

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01/21/2020

The Weimar Triangle: building bridges for Europe

At their joint meeting in Lens today, the Ministers for European Affairs Michael Roth, Amélie de Montchalin and Konrad Szymański adopted a joint statement on key European issues such as climate protection, the rule of law and sustainable industrial... 

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01/20/2020

Key to a resolution of the conflict: Libya Conference in Berlin

What was the conference about?

The German Government is supporting the work of UN Special Representative Ghassan Salamé through the Berlin Process. In line with his plans for a political process leading to peace, the first step is to be an end to... 

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01/20/2020

The Wannsee Conference 78 years ago: remembering the darkest chapters of our past

The Wannsee Conference of 20 January 1942 shows especially clearly how members of the Foreign Office were complicit in these crimes.

This year, 150 years after it was founded as the Foreign Office of the North German Confederation, the Federal... 

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01/17/2020

Minister of State Annen’s trip to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan

South Asia is a region of great strategic and economic importance for Germany and Europe. Minister of State Niels Annen emphasised that Germany therefore intends to further intensify its cooperation with key partner countries in the region during his... 

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Disarming engagement in Central and East Africa: Working to combat the proliferation of small arms

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01/17/2020

A new protocol card for foreign diplomats in Germany

In October 2019, it was time to say goodbye. The old protocol cards, which had been printed on paper and laminated, had become technologically obsolete. They are being replaced by a new format that looks strikingly like the national identity cards:... 

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01/16/2020

Way to the Berlin Conference on Libya

What is the Berlin Process?

The Berlin Process aims to support the efforts of UN Secretary-General António Guterres and his Special Representative Ghassan Salamé to end the conflict. Following the renewed outbreak of hostilities in April 2019,... 

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01/14/2020

Using all available mechanisms to preserve the nuclear agreement

Following the withdrawal of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) and the re-imposition of comprehensive US sanctions, the Iranian leadership announced in May 2019 that it would gradually withdraw from its obligations... 

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01/14/2020

The mission of the Global Coalition against Daesh remains important

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visited Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in Al Azraq, Jordan. It is from here that the German Bundeswehr conducts reconnaissance missions with up to six Tornados and two refuelling planes, as part of the Global... 

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01/14/2020

Fifty years after the Biafra War, a turning point for humanitarian assistance

The Biafra War in the public eye

In 1968, the world saw pictures of starving children in Biafra. These images shone a spotlight on a conflict, the Biafra War in Nigeria, which had been raging virtually unnoticed by the West. Southeast Nigeria had... 

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01/12/2020

Maas in Jordan: Joint efforts to combat IS and promote peace in Syria

For many years, Jordan has been a particularly close partner of Germany in a tension-filled region. The two countries are working hand in hand, both in the area of humanitarian assistance for Syria and in the fight against IS. German troops are... 

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