The Second World War began in September 1939 with Germany’s invasion of Poland. It was here that the demonic violence of the racial-ideological war of annihilation in Central and Eastern Europe became apparent for the first time, bringing immeasurable suffering to the country’s people.
On 10 September, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will meet his counterparts Jean‑Yves Le Drian and Zbigniew Rau in Weimar – the very place where this important Franco-German-Polish forum for cooperation was launched 30 years ago.
When it comes to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic – whether in terms of health policy or social and economic challenges, Germany and France are pulling in the same direction.
From gynaecological medical care for victims of ISIS to “Cartoons for Peace”: Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian are today honouring 15 individuals from around the world who have shown a special commitment to human rights.
Foreign Minister Maas is meeting with his French and Polish counterparts in Paris. Afterwards, Poland’s Foreign Minister Rau will visit Berlin.
The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a burden on economies worldwide. Only multilateral responses will mitigate its economic impact and set the course for a sustainable recovery.