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The Federal Foreign Office on the plane crash in Ethiopia

The Federal Foreign Office regrets to confirm that, according to the information available to us at the present time, five German nationals were among the victims of the plane crash in Ethiopia

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (11 March, 10.15 a.m.) on yesterday’s plane crash in Ethiopia: The Federal Foreign Office regrets to confirm that, according to the information available to us at the present time, five German nationals were among the victims of the plane crash in Ethiopia. The…

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Federal Foreign Office on Libya

Germany continues to stand ready as a partner to provide Libya with long term and extensive support on the country’s difficult road to peace and stability

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement on the situation in Libya and the recent meeting in Abu Dhabi: The meeting in Abu Dhabi marked a major step forward in the ongoing mediation efforts of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Libya, Ghassan Salamé. The German…

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Human Rights Commissioner Bärbel Kofler visits Egypt

The focus of the trip, alongside official talks, will be exchange with civil society

Dr Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, is visiting Egypt from 2 to 5 March. The focus of the trip, alongside official talks, will be exchange with civil society. Prior to her departure, the Human Rights Commissioner issued the…

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Foreign Minister Maas prior to his departure for Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Mali

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today prior to his departure for Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Mali

By Foreign Minister Heiko Maas In the United Nations Security Council, we are advocating conflict prevention, sustainable peacekeeping and a comprehensive approach to resolving and preventing conflicts. I am travelling to West Africa today and will be visiting three countries that enjoy the support of the international community in the…

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Member of German Parliament Ottmar von Holtz visits Namibia

During his visit, von Holtz gathered information on urgent future issues such as urbanization or the impact of climate change on agricultural production and sustainable development

The only German-Namibian Member of the German Parliament, Ottmar von Holtz, visited Namibia from 3 to 8 February 2019. Representing the political party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, he took up a seat in the German Parliament in 2017 and is member of the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development. Ottmar von…

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Statement by Minister of State Michelle Müntefering prior to her visit to Eritrea and Ethiopia

The peace process that has now been launched between Ethiopia and Eritrea harbours vast potential for the entire region

Minister of State Michelle Müntefering issued the following statement today (24 January ) prior to her departure for Asmara:  “We are currently observing an unforeseen political transformation in the Horn of Africa. The peace process that has now been launched between Ethiopia and Eritrea harbours vast potential for the entire…

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Federal Foreign Office on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The German Government calls on all sides to refrain from violence and to seek peaceful solutions using the mechanisms provided

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (10 January) on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: We are following developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo very closely. The German Government calls on all sides to refrain from violence and to seek peaceful…

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Statement by the Federal Foreign Office on the joint declaration by Ethiopia and Eritrea

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (10 July) on the signing of a “declaration of peace and friendship” by the Ethiopian Prime Minister and the Eritrean President: This is very good news from the Horn of Africa. In recent days, Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy and Eritrean President Isaias have…

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Diplomacy in a crisis region: Germany is supporting the stabilisation forum for Lake Chad

For eight years, the Islamist Boko Haram group has been terrorising the population: over 30,000 people have been killed and two million men, women and children displaced

Terror, hunger and millions of displaced persons – the Lake Chad region is one of the most dangerous trouble spots in Africa. Germany is actively supporting a diplomatic approach to resolving the causes of the crisis. Maiduguri, a city in north eastern Nigeria, was once regarded as a dangerous stronghold…

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Human Rights Commissioner on the awarding of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Press Freedom Prize to Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (2 May) on the awarding of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2018 to the detained Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid (known as Shawkan): I am pleased that UNESCO has…