The central topic of the talks between Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his US counterpart Antony Blinken in Ramstein, Rhineland‑Palatinate, on 8 September was concern for the future of the people of Afghanistan following the seizure of power by the Taliban.
More than seven decades after the end of World War II, antisemitism and Holocaust denial are rising again. The US and Germany are therefore establishing a Holocaust dialogue, with the intention of working together to preserve the memory of the immeasurable suffering and horror of the Holocaust.
American diplomacy is back on the multilateral stage and in Europe. US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is coming to Berlin today on a two-day trip.
The US is back as a partner in the fight against climate change. Germany, Canada and the US are renewing their climate cooperation within the context of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas set the ball rolling at a climate conference on 22 June.
What will the world look like after COVID? How can the transatlantic partnership help to bring about economic recovery? How can the European economy become more resilient? These questions and others were on the agenda at the Ambassadors Conference Business Forum.
Following the elections in the US, 78% of Germans expect that transatlantic relations will return to normal. And: the majority see the issue of displacement and migration as the greatest foreign policy challenge. These are the findings of a survey by the Körber-Stiftung and Pew Research Center.