Latin America, like Europe, has been particularly hard hit by the COVID‑19 pandemic. The number of new infections and of deaths has risen significantly in recent weeks, especially in Brazil. The German Government is helping the country care for COVID‑19 patients by sending ventilators to Manaus.
After a very busy and turbulent year, German foreign policy is setting its sights on what lies ahead: coronavirus, regional conflicts, climate change mitigation and many other issues requiring urgent attention.
The EU Foreign Ministers have three big topics to address today at their virtual Council meeting: What will happen now in transatlantic relations? How can the EU help strengthen multilateralism? How can the Middle East peace process be restarted?
How can humankind’s cultural heritage be protected from destruction as a result of climate change, natural disasters, illegal trade and armed conflicts? Experts are discussing this from 16 to 18 November at a conference organised by the Federal Foreign Office and its partners.
Healthcare, climate change, the digital transformation and equality are among the issues that will be in the spotlight when more than 60 foreign ministers convene virtually on 25 September on the margins of the UN General Assembly for a meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism.
In the past few years, the importance of the Indo-Pacific region in both economic and political terms has increased markedly. The German Government is now setting out the course for its future policy on the countries of the Region.