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G20 – The Group of Twenty

Germany took over the G20 Presidency from China on 1 December 2016. The 19 leading industrialised countries and emerging economies and the EU account for almost two‑thirds of the world population, more than four‑fifths of gross world product and three‑quarters of world trade. more

Ukraine talks in Minsk: “Need flexibility on both sides”

The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia met in Minsk on Tuesday (29 November) to discuss ways to improve the situation in eastern Ukraine. more

Minister of State Böhmer receives award

In Berlin on 7 December, Minister of State Böhmer received the Australian Government’s Honorary Award – Order of Australia. more

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Words not weapons: Peace mediation in Nigeria

The Federal Foreign Office is supporting peaceful reconciliation between hostile ethnic groups. A member of the Embassy staff is present when enemies come to the table together for the first time. more

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Lebanon: Showing support for the biggest helper

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