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.
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.
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting partner countries around the world in the fight against coronavirus via three biosecurity programmes involving corona test kits, laboratory training and digital learning modules.
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa depend on humanitarian aid. COVID-19 is making the situation worse. In Ethiopia and Somalia, cooperation with the German Red Cross has made it possible to respond quickly and flexibly to the pandemic by implementing sanitation and health measures.
During two virtual meetings held at Germany’s initiative, European Foreign Ministers agreed on a phased and coordinated approach towards a safe holiday under responsible conditions, provided the rate of infection permits it.