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From the dispatch to the tweet

A main archive was set up at the Federal Foreign Office by decree on 2 August 1920. The period was marked by the repercussions of the First World War and so the question as to how the foreign service files could be used to shed light on... 



Turning crises into opportunities: meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism

Solving global problems only together

September 2019: the first major meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism takes place on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. More than 50 foreign ministers gather in a packed conference room to... 


Working together to tackle COVID-19: support for Latin America and the Caribbean



Joint efforts to bring about progress in the Middle East peace process

What is it about?

The agreement brokered by the United States on the establishment of official relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as well as Bahrain is an important step towards more peace in the region. The German Government... 



Fair global distribution of COVID‑19 vaccine: Germany joins COVAX vaccine platform

Fighting the COVID‑19 pandemic together and in a spirit of solidarity

The pandemic can only be overcome if it is brought under control all over the world: nobody is safe until everybody is safe. Vaccines therefore need to be available and affordable... 



Investing in education: Expansion of the Vietnamese-German University

The foundation stone for the Vietnamese-German University in Ho Chi Minh City was laid in 2008. It is the first university in Viet Nam with foreign involvement. There are currently 1580 students at the university, which focuses on engineering. We... 



Belarus, Libya and the gas dispute in the eastern Mediterranean to be discussed at today’s EU Foreign Affairs Council

Maas: We have to consider EU sanctions against Lukashenko personally

The security apparatus in Belarus continues to act with unrelenting severity against its own people. President Lukashenko is still rejecting offers of dialogue and mediation.... 



Continuing the fight against IS with determination

The terrorist organisation “Islamic State” remains a threat to the people of Iraq and Syria and beyond the region. The organisation has reorganised and gone underground and continues to carry out attacks in Iraq and Syria. A resurgence of the... 



Working together to promote environmental protection and inclusion – award ceremony for the Shimon Peres Prize 2020

Instead of a ceremony at Berlin’s City Hall, the winners were honoured at a digital ceremony that was broadcast on the website of the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation on 8 September.

In his video message to the winners and the viewers of the... 



Forgotten crises: pasture land instead of desert in the Sahel region

Impacts of climate change: droughts and floods

In the north of the African continent, the Sahel region stretches from west to east, over an area as large as Western Europe. The people in this region predominantly subsist on agriculture. Meanwhile,... 



Discover Europe: Foreign Minister Maas presents the game Pathways

Lucas, Andreas, Frieda, Magdalena and Yanko are on a journey. They roam through Paris and Athens, Brussels and Berlin, or travel to the Arctic climate research station in Tromsø. They discover old documents like the Carta de Lei, with which, in 1867,... 



Grasping the opportunities of digital technology: ideas for the future of digital cooperation

The digital transformation is advancing and leaving no area of life and no region in the world unaffected. This brings with it much that is good for business and society, but also new challenges, ranging from disinformation campaigns to cyber... 


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