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Speech by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the opening of the Berlin Climate and Security Conference

UN is developing a new analytical tool that we will soon be testing in the Horn of Africa

By Foreign Minister Heiko Maas Can you imagine how much a zero, followed by 33 more zeros after the decimal point and then a one, is? I certainly can’t. Perhaps the very slightest trace of virtually nothing – that’s perhaps the best way of putting it. This is the incredible…

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Federal Foreign Office on emergency aid to contain Ebola in eastern Congo

The Federal Foreign Office is now providing the WHO with a further four million euros for immediate humanitarian relief in eastern Congo to contain the Ebola outbreak

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (19 May) on stepping up assistance measures to combat the world’s second largest outbreak of Ebola: "The Federal Foreign Office is now providing the WHO with a further four million euros for immediate humanitarian relief in eastern Congo to contain the Ebola…

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Minister of State Müntefering on the return of the Stone Cross of Cape Cross to Namibia

Minister of State for International Cultural Policy Michelle Müntefering issued the following statement today (16 May) on the decision by the board of trustees of the Deutsches Historisches Museum about the return of the Stone Cross of Cape Cross to Namibia. "I expressly welcome the proposal by the Deutsches Historisches Museum…

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Statement by Human Rights Commissioner Bärbel Kofler on Egypt

I fear that the already severely reduced scope for action by civil society in Egypt could decline even further

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (18 April) on the planned constitutional amendments in Egypt: In the forthcoming referendum, Egyptians are called on to vote on far-reaching constitutional amendments that could significantly curtail the…

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Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the commemoration of the genocide in Rwanda

In the spring of 1994, the international community failed to recognise the warning signs of the imminent genocide in time

By Heiko Maas The genocide of the Tutsi, a crime of inconceivable dimensions, started in Rwanda 25 years ago. More than 800,000 people were killed over a period of around 100 days. Today we remember the victims and their relatives and friends. The genocide in Rwanda must serve as a…

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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…