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Dec 1, 2016 | German Embassy Pretoria
Jan 30, 2017
On January 27, outgoing Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier handed over to his successor, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, at a ceremony at the German Foreign Office. After receiving their letters of appointment and discharge from German President Gauck in Schloss Bellevue, Steinmeier and Gabriel gave speeches to ministry staff and a large number of guests in the packed Weltsaal at the German Foreign Office.
Handover ceremony at the German Foreign Office
Jan 17, 2017
Paul Collier, a leading development economist, has spoken with Deutsche Welle about a new G20 agenda for Africa, which should focus on improving private investment, learning from China, and not repeating the mistakes of the past.
Interview with G20 Africa policy advisor
Jan 11, 2017
Following the death of former German President Roman Herzog on January 10, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued a statement, saying Germany has ''lost a great consitutional law expert, politician and statesman. Roman Herzog's long political journey took him from the Rhineland‑Palatinate to Baden‑Württemberg and then to Berlin where he became the first elected Federal President in reunited Germany.''
In memory of Former German President Herzog
Jan 5, 2017
Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016: At the turn of the year, following twelve intensive months as Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Foreign Minister Steinmeier passed the baton on to his Austrian colleague. At the end of Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016, Foreign Minister Steinmeier took a very personal look back over the year.
Reflection on OSCE Chairmanship in 2016
Dec 2, 2016
During the G20 Presidency, Germany will work closely with the World Bank to tackle the effects of climate change. German Development Minister Gerd Müller and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim have signed an agreement to that effect. Germany contributes 105 million Euro to World Bank climate programmes.
G20: Together against climate change