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05/24/2022

Cooperation in the Baltic Sea region – strategically important for energy and security

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is to travel to Kristiansand in Norway today to attend the 19th Ministerial Session of the Council of the Baltic Sea States to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. The talks will focus on the security situation in the... 

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05/20/2022

Antarctica: Protecting and conducting research into the seventh continent

Antarctica is a very special continent. It is the coldest, driest and stormiest of all continents. It is almost forty times as large as Germany – but is uninhabited. Even in the Antarctic summer, 99% of its area is covered in ice. So it has a huge... 

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05/20/2022

Committee of Ministers in Turin: Making the Council of Europe fit for the future

Council of Europe as key stakeholder protecting human rights

The meeting in Turin is the first on-site session of the Committee of Ministers since Helsinki in 2019. As the decision-making body, the Committee of Ministers frames the Council of... 

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05/18/2022

The war against hunger

The war against Ukraine is threatening the food supply for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Rising food prices and a lack of food are hitting people in poorer countries in particular, as well as those who rely on humanitarian... 

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05/18/2022

Ukraine: Concrete emergency assistance and solidarity

According to the United Nations, more than 24 million Ukrainians are at risk of severe hardship due to the war. Millions have been forced to leave their homes, while hundreds of thousands have no access to water, food or electricity. The war has thus... 

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05/17/2022

A friend in the South Pacific: 50 years of diplomatic relations with Samoa

Samoa declared independence from New Zealand in 1962, making it the first independent Pacific Island state. The Federal Republic of Germany and the Independent State of Samoa established diplomatic relations ten years later – and in 1988, shortly... 

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05/16/2022

EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels: Close European coordination following the G7 and NATO ministerial meetings

Russia’s brutal war of aggression against the people of Ukraine has been going on for almost three months now. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will brief her EU counterparts in Brussels on the latest discussions and outcomes of the G7 Foreign... 

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05/16/2022

1972-2022: Germany’s relations with Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates

Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates are innovative partners for Germany, especially on the path towards a fossil-free future, and bilateral relations cover a broad range of issues. The human rights situation is always part of the dialogue... 

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05/14/2022

Informal Meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Berlin: launch of NATO’s new Berlin format

The Berlin format ‒ a new informal meeting format for NATO

This weekend, Germany is hosting a NATO meeting of an informal nature for the first time. The Ministers will meet here in a very small and intimate setting. Instead of following a... 

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05/12/2022

COVID-19: Germany's efforts for fair distribution

We are boosting our support for the multilateral vaccination drive, again providing our fair share to the ACT-Accelerator and COVAX in 2022. We are also continuing to donate substantial quantities of vaccines. This year, we have already provided... 

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05/12/2022

Acting resolutely instead of merely reacting – Germany’s G7 Presidency in 2022

Coordination of foreign and security policy issues as the core task

Close and informal coordination based on mutual trust on foreign and security policy challenges and crises is a key aspect of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ agenda. The G7 forms a unique... 

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05/11/2022

Germany stands in solidarity with Ukraine – Foreign Minister Baerbock in Kyiv

Scenes of horror: Visit to Bucha and Irpin

Foreign Minister Baerbock began her trip by visiting the town of Bucha and neighbouring Irpin to the north-west of Kyiv. These two places symbolise the war crimes of the Russian forces. Baerbock met with an... 

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