Photos28.11.2014 South Africa: Gateway to the African continent Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier held talks in Pretoria and Johannesburg from 19 to 21 November. His trip was prompted by the plenary session of the German-South African Binational Commission, which meets every two years. Steinmeier discussed the deepening of political, economic and cultural relations between Germany and South Africa with representatives of South Africa’s Government, opposition and civil society.
Negotiations on Iranian nuclear programme From 22 to 24 November Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier took part in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme in Vienna. Although some progress was made the E3+3 countries and Iran agreed on Monday afternoon to extend the nuclear talks.