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.
Global health, climate and security, and sexual violence in conflicts: all these issues were on the agenda during the German Presidency of the Security Council in July. In addition, the cross-border resolution on Syria was extended, ensuring access for humanitarian assistance.
Whether it be information campaigns in Bangladesh or producing face masks in refugee camps in Iraq: in April, Germany made available 300 million euro in aid for humanitarian projects to fight COVID-19. Now, the German Government is increasing its support by an additional 150 million euro.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is meeting his Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian counterparts in Tallinn today (20 July).
How can science, politics and society work together to overcome the COVID‑19 pandemic and its consequences? Foreign Minister Maas discusses this question with the heads of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany.