The Federal Foreign Minister's travels

A symbol of close friendship – Gabriel attends meeting of the French cabinet

Foreign Minister Gabriel and President Macron on their way to the cabinet meeting

The summer recess is over. On Wednesday (30 August), the French cabinet met again for the first time following a short break. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel attended the meeting as a special guest and then gave a speech at the opening of the French Ambassadors Conference. Symbol of Franco-German friendship A special tradition – Sigmar Gabriel attends a meeting of the French cabinet ... more

Gabriel in South Sudan: the parties to the conflict must restart negotiations

A clear message to President Kiir: Gabriel in South Sudan.

Civil war, chaos and famines have made South Sudan the starting point of the largest refugee crisis in Africa. Millions of people in the country are in need. Foreign Minister Gabriel wants to ensure that aid provided by the international community reaches these people.  Sigmar Gabriel travelled to South Sudan on Thursday (10 August). He is the first German foreign minister to visit the country since it became independent. In the capital Juba he met with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and... more

In search of conciliation – Foreign Minister Gabriel in the Gulf region

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir receiving Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in Jeddah

During a three‑day trip, the Foreign Minister gained a first‑hand impression of the situation in the region following the outbreak of the Qatar crisis. more

New Franco-German offensive for Europe

Foreign Minister Gabriel with his counterpart Le Drian.

Gabriel and Le Drian draw up new strategies for a stronger EU. more

Intensifying political and social relations: Foreign Minister Gabriel in Beijing

Foreign Minister Gabriel with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Germany and China have entertained diplomatic relations for 45 years. Foreign Minister Gabriel travelled to Beijing on Tuesday (23 May 2017). more

Pittsburgh – Story of an amazing comeback

Gabriel at CMU Robotics

Foreign Minister Gabriel is visiting the Rust Belt to get an insight into Pittsburgh’s amazing comeback. more

“Giving art space to breathe”

Foreign Minister Gabriel visited the exhibition with Susanne Pfeffer, the curator of the German Pavilion

Venice: Foreign Minister Gabriel opens the German Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition. more

Gabriel in Somalia: The international community must not look the other way

Foreign Minister Gabriel upon his arrival in Mogadishu with the Somali Foreign Minister Yusuf Garaad Omar.

Yesterday (1 May), Sigmar Gabriel became the first German Foreign Minister to travel to Somalia. Terrorism, tribal conflict and the threat of famine means that the country is facing enormous challenges. Foreign Minister Gabriel wants to act together with the international community to prevent an imminent disaster.   Foreign Minister Gabriel met with Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire. ... more

From Jerusalem to Ramallah: Foreign Minister Gabriel visits the Middle East

At the check point in the West Bank

On the last day of his trip to the Middle East, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel spoke with Israelis and Palestinians, campaigning for a two-state solution as the only exit from the Middle East conflict. For this purpose, he held talks with, among others, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Although Sigmar Gabriel has visited Israel countless times, this was his first official visit as Foreign Minister. He arrived in Israel on Yom Hashoah, Israel’s... more

Visit to Jordan: recognition and support for hosting Syrian refugees

Foreign Minister Gabriel at the Caritas community centre for refugees in Amman (April 2017).

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is going to unimaginable lengths in its efforts to host refugees from the region. The country’s 6.5 million inhabitants share their country, 80 percent of which consists of desert, with around three million refugees and guest workers. Foreign Minister Gabriel travelled to Jordan on Sunday (23 April) with a clear message, namely that the remarkable efforts by Syria’s neighbouring countries would not be forgotten. A place of refuge for people in need ... more

Gabriel in Kuwait – support for the country’s role as a mediator in the region

Gabriel in his meeting with Sheikh Sabah Khalid Alhamad Alsabah

At just under 18,000 square kilometres, the emirate of Kuwait is around the same size as Land Rhineland-Palatinate. Situated in the heart of a crisis-stricken region, the country plays an important role as a mediator. During his visit on Tuesday (18 April), Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed his admiration for the untiring efforts of Kuwaiti diplomats.  Foreign Minister Gabriel arriving at the airport in Kuwait ... more

Encouragement on the road towards the EU: Gabriel travels to Serbia and Kosovo

In Pristina Foreign Minister Gabriel also met his Kosovan counterpart Hoxhaj.

The civil war in the 1990s left scars in the Western Balkans which are felt to this very day. However, the region has come a long way since then. Foreign Minister Gabriel therefore traveled to Serbia and Kosovo on Wednesday (12 April) with a message of encouragement: “The road to the EU will remain open if they opt for progress and reform instead of division and stagnation.” Foreign Minister Gabriel and the Serb Premier Minister Vučić more

Foreign Minister Gabriel in London

Foreign Minister Gabriel with his British colleague Boris Johnson

On Tuesday (4 April), Foreign Minister Gabriel travelled to London for the first time since assuming office and held talks with Boris Johnson and David Davis. more

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on tour: first official visits to Warsaw and Moscow

Foreign Minister Gabriel in Moscow, talking ot his counterpart Lavrov.

Gabriel concluded his trip yesterday (9 March) with meetings with Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov and President Putin in Moscow. more

Foreign Minister Gabriel in Paris: Germany and France must be Europe’s engine

France’s Foreign Minister Ayrault receives Sigmar Gabriel.

His first trip abroad made a special point: Foreign Minister Gabriel clearly demonstrated why the friendship between Germany and France is absolutely essential. more

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