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Abbey of Corvey is World Cultural Heritage site

On 26 May, Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Minister of State Böhmer presented the former abbey with a UNESCO Certificate confirming its inscription in the World Heritage List. more

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Close German-Albanian cooperation

The focus of the talks with Albanian Foreign Minister Bushati in Berlin lay on the country’s path towards the EU and Germany’s continuing support. Regional matters were also addressed. more

Joint EU strategy on rescuing refugees

In the light of the refugee drama in the Mediterranean, the meeting of EU Foreign and Defence Ministers focused on joint European action. more

Solidarity with Syrian refugees and host countries

Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to Lebanon and Jordan for political talks on 15 and 16 May. A further aim of his visit was to find out more about the situation faced by Syrian refugees. more

Commemoration of World War II in Volgograd

On 7 May, Foreign Minister Steinmeier visited the Russian city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) to remember the victims of the Second World War from both Russia and Germany. more

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