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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

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

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

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Relaunching conventional arms control in Europe

On Friday (25 November), 14 like‑minded states had talks at Germany’s initiative on how to rebuild confidence and prevent an arms race following the Ukraine crisis. more

Germany providing reconstruction assistance in Iraq

The Counter‑ISIL Coalition is driving Islamic State in Iraq further and further back. The Federal Foreign Office has significantly extended its engagement to alleviate the consequences of destruction and terror and is providing assistance for stabilising Iraq to the tune of around 41 million euros in 2016. more

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