Federal Foreign Office videos
Mexico: Bridge-builder between North and South Foreign Minister Steinmeier visited Mexico from 17 to 20 July. As well as providing an opportunity for political talks, the visit also allowed Steinmeier to gain a first-hand impression of the German business community’s presence in the country.
Berlin Ukraine conference: A step towards a ceasefire Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier invited his opposite numbers from France, Russia and Ukraine to a meeting at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 2 July at which they agreed important steps towards a sustainable ceasefire.
Steinmeier in Luxembourg, Kyiv and Brussels Foreign Minister Steinmeier visited Luxembourg, Kyiv and Brussels from 23 to 25 June, where he discussed the crisis in Ukraine and President Poroshenko’s peace plan in his various talks.
Strategic Dialogue with Turkey Foreign Minister Steinmeier has met President Gül and Foreign Minister Davutoğlu in Istanbul. On Saturday (21 June), he officially launched the German-Turkish Youth Bridge.
German-Polish-Russian trialogue on Ukraine On 10 June Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to St Petersburg where he met his counterparts from Russia and Poland for talks in the so‑called trialogue format. The focus was on the search for possible solutions to the conflict in Ukraine.
Strengthening cooperation with the Gulf states Foreign Minister Steinmeier’s talks in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar focused on regional trouble spots and strengthening bilateral relations. In Doha, Steinmeier also raised the issue of workers’ rights for foreign labourers.