Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his South Korean counterpart KANG Kyung‑wha met for the second time for what is known as a “strategic dialogue” to discuss important current issues.
The PSI provides a framework for over 100 countries to cooperate to prevent the proliferation – that is to say,the transport and transfer – of weapons of mass destruction.Germany is a co-founder of the initiative, which was launched in 2003.
In a video conference held today at the invitation of Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, the 16 members of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament discussed how they intend to work together to strengthen nuclear disarmament, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting partner countries via the German Biosecurity Programme. In the Sudan, the knowledge acquired in this context is also helping with the fight against COVID‑19.
Germany is carrying out long term biosecurity projects in its German Biosecurity Programme.