The Duty Officers at the Crisis Response Centre ensure the Foreign Office can be reached 24 hours a day and keep the Minister and top officials informed of current developments.
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This is where the international treaties of the German Empire and the Federal Republic of Germany are stored. Files which are more than 30 years old can be viewed on application.
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After World War II the Auswärtiges Amt was re-established on 15 March 1951 in Bonn. Since the Federal Government's move back to Berlin in 1999 the Auswärtiges Amt has once again been based in the heart of Germany's capital.