South Asia is a region of great strategic and economic importance. During his trip to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan over the course of several days, Minister of State Niels Annen emphasised that Germany intends to further intensify its cooperation with key partner countries in the region.
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.
Minister of State Annen's trip took him to two countries at a crossroads: Iraq's stability and Qatar's regional integration are central to the situation in the entire Near and Middle East.
The international community is preparing the ground to regulate autonomous weapon systems at a conference in Geneva.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian honour brave women and men who defend human rights and the rule of law around the world.