Two regions of the world are taking a decisive step in terms of their bilateral relations. The EU and ASEAN, the most important regional organisation in the Indo-Pacific, are set to become strategic partners.
Some 235 million people require humanitarian assistance. Meanwhile, donor funds are becoming scarcer. This is the conclusion reached by the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas today received Demeke Mekonnen, Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, for talks at the Federal Foreign Office. Their discussions focused on the conflict in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia: “Ethiopia needs a ceasefire,” Maas emphasised.
From international research projects to youth exchanges to coming to terms with colonialism, the Federal Foreign Office is sending a strong signal rejecting right-wing extremism, antisemitism and racism with new and strengthened measures.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are in place for entry into Germany from a large number of countries. Moreover, persons arriving from many countries are obliged to self-isolate for a period of 10 days. Details are available here.