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Leaders attending the Group of 20 summit and their spouses  in Hamburg

G20 Summit in Hamburg concludes

Jul 10, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
Steinmeier was congratulated after elected as president

Steinmeier is new German President

Feb 13, 2017 | www.dw.com

EU's cooperation with Africa to be stepped up

Aug 30, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
Migrants Crisis Meeting with EU and African states

Europe and the African states intend to step up cooperation in the fight against criminal human traffickers – Europe is to provide more support for the African states. That is the outcome of a meeting between the Chancellor and the French President Emmanuel Macron on August 28 in Paris with representatives of other European and African states.

Germany’s guidelines for Africa

Aug 16, 2017 | FFO
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Germany's guidelines for Africa - Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The German Goverment's Policy Guidelines for Africa set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Jul 28, 2017 | FFO
German Security Council candidature logo

Germany is applying for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2019‑2020 term. Germany’s candidacy pursues four key goals: Peace, Justice, Innovation and Partnership.

Chancellor Merkel presents results of summit at the closing press conference

Jul 10, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
Leaders attending the Group of 20 summit and their spouses  in Hamburg

Chancellor Angela Merkel is satisfied with the outcome of the G20 summit. In the field of trade, she reported at the close of the summit in Hamburg on July 8, agreement was reached that markets must be kept open. The major industrialised states and emerging economies also agreed to fight protectionism and unfair trade restrictions.

G20: Summit in Hamburg hosted by Germany

Jul 7, 2017 | FFO
Logo of Germany’s G20 Presidency

Germany is hosting a summit on July 7 - 8 in Hamburg for the Heads of State and Government of the major industrialised nations and G20 emerging economies. The motto of this year’s Summit is: building resilience, improving sustainability and assuming responsibility. During the Summit, a dinner for the G20 Foreign Ministers will also be held.


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Germany and South Africa - a close partnership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former South African President Nelson Mandela

South Africa is one of Germany's most important partners in Subsaharan-Africa. The cordial relations are intensive and versatile. The German-South African Partnership is an important component of the EU-Africa-Partnership for the formation of the One World.

Germany's Foreign Policy

Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on his arrival at the German Foreign Office

Today's German foreign policy has to be geared to three key guiding principles: Strengthening Europe as a model for cooperation and integration, advocating peace and disarmament and seizing the opportunities offered by globalization for the benefit of all. In the age of globalisation states, societies and economic areas are becoming increasingly interlinked. That has a definite impact on German foreign policy. Conflicts in other parts of the world now have a more direct impact on us here in Germany. However, the main aim of German foreign policy is still to maintain peace and security in the world.

German Politics - Useful links

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Here you can find links relevant to the German political system and its players.