Federal Foreign Office videos
Ukraine: consultation with Baltic partners Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the beginning of the week to advocate a “united” and “resolute” European position in the Crimea crisis. In his discussions Steinmeier gave assurances that the European partners shared the concerns of people in the Baltic region.
Ukraine: crisis diplomacy continues The intensive search for diplomatic solutions to the conflict in Ukraine continues. To this end, Foreign Minister Steinmeier held in‑depth talks in Brussels and in Switzerland on 3 and 4 March 2014.
Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Washington During his two‑day visit to the US capital, Frank‑Walter Steinmeier met his opposite number John Kerry and the Head of the IMF Christine Lagarde. Their talks focused primarily on transatlantic relations and the situation in Ukraine.
Crisis in Ukraine: German, Polish and French Foreign Ministers mediate in Kyiv It was a negotiating marathon that ultimately ended with an agreement: The Weimar Triangle Foreign Ministers’ negotiations with government and opposition representatives in Kyiv can be considered “a foundation for the next phase of the process in Ukraine”.
Steinmeier in Moscow Foreign Minister Steinmeier has held extensive talks in Moscow with Foreign Minister Lavrov, President Putin and representatives of civil society.
Political talks and a taste of the Italian lifestyle During Foreign Minister Steinmeier’s first official visit to Rome since taking office, the talks focused above all on cooperation on European policy as well as on bilateral issues.