The focus of the four-day visit was on expanding bilateral relations with Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. There was also discussion on the three countries’ experiences with and approach to the transformation processes in the Maghreb region brought about by the Arab Spring.
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Foreign Minister Steinmeier in North Africa The focus of the four-day visit was on expanding bilateral relations with Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. There was also discussion on the three countries’ experiences with and approach to the transformation processes in the Maghreb region brought about by the Arab Spring.
Bosnia and Herzegovina deserves the chance to make a fresh start Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond travelled to Sarajevo on Friday (16 January) to call for a fresh start in the reform process.
Foreign ministers' four-way meeting on Ukraine In Berlin on 12 January the Foreign Ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine held consultations about further steps for de-escalation in eastern Ukraine. The talks were long, frank and highlighted differences of opinion. They should be continued in the coming days.
"We are Charlie Hebdo!" Together with the staff of the Federal Foreign Office, Foreign Minister Steinmeier honoured the victims of the attack on the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” on 8 January.
Showing solidarity: Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Kyiv Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier travelled to Kyiv on 19 December for political talks. He spoke about the situation in eastern Ukraine and the implementation of economic reforms with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
German Government gives go-ahead for training mission in northern Iraq In view of the continuing violence by the Islamist terrorist militia group ISIS, the German Government has given the go-ahead for a training mission in northern Iraq. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defence Minister von der Leyen gave a joint press conference after the cabinet meeting.