New weapons systems, global rearmament and increasing rivalry between the superpowers are posing new challenges for the world. Foreign Minister Maas has made arms control a focus of German foreign policy.
Foreign Minister Maas travels to Hiroshima and to the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Nagoya. His visit will focus on efforts to further nuclear disarmament and a rules-based order.
Important decisions on regulating autonomous weapons systems made at talks in Geneva
On 23 October, Germany presented proposals for adjustment of the Vienna Document on Confidence and Security-Building Measures in the OSCE area. Germany is thereby reacting to technological and political changes that call for an adaptation of security architecture if it is to remain effective.
Missile technology is developing at a rapid pace. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has launched the Missile Dialogue Initiative in order to respond to these new challenges.