Foreign Minister Maas is visiting Burkina Faso as part of his trip to West Africa. On his trip, he intends to emphasise the fact that Germany is a reliable partner in the area of crisis prevention.
During his visit to Sierra Leone, Foreign Minister Maas intends to pledge further support for the country on its path to stability.
Bacteria and viruses do not stop at frontiers: Germany is helping the G5 countries Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Chad mitigate biological risks across borders.
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting the preservation of traditional blacksmithing skills in the villages of Paradé and Ouri in rural Burkina Faso with funding from its Cultural Preservation Programme.
Since 2008, the Federal Foreign Office has supported a project on border demarcation and cross-border cooperation in Africa. The project plays an important part in civilian crisis prevention in Africa.