The 18th Ambassadors Conference is being held on 25 and 26 May – this year, as a digital event. Germany’s EU Presidency and addressing the COVID‑19 pandemic are at the top of the agenda.
Germany wants to cooperate more closely with Russia, Poland and the Nordic and Baltic countries on environmental and climate issues, combating cross-border crime and containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated humanitarian emergencies and created new challenges in the sphere of human rights. In the Bundestag, Foreign Minister Maas appealed for global solidarity and called for human rights to be protected and strengthened.
Examining the past and learning lessons from it for the future – the United Nations Security Council is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War today.
Germany, Portugal and Slovenia will assume the Trio Presidency of the EU Council in July. Today (5 May), Foreign Minister Maas discussed the joint fight against COVID-19 with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva.
Heiko Maas took over as Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs on 14 March 2018.