Today the EU Foreign Ministers are gathering for the first time for an informal meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Kyiv. Find out more about which issues are on the agenda.
Representatives of almost every country in the world gather for the UN General Assembly each September. “Team Deutschland” will be represented this year by Federal Chancellor Scholz, Foreign Minister Baerbock and Federal Ministers Schulze and Lemke. Find out here what is on the agenda.
Whether town twinning, school exchanges, business cooperation or joint training for fighter pilots, there is no country with which we Europeans have closer relations than with the United States.
Today, Foreign Minister Baerbock is travelling to an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Toledo, Spain. Her Spanish counterpart, Albares Bueno, and the High Representative of the EU, Josep Borrell, will be hosting the gathering, which is being held in what is known as the Gymnich format.
The EU Foreign Ministers are meeting in Brussels on Thursday (20 July). Topics include further support for Ukraine, EU-Turkey relations, economic security and new sanctions. Find out more about which issues are on the agenda.
Foreign Minister Baerbock is meeting with members of the public, companies and associations across Germany from 13 to 21 July. The aim is to hear what they have to say and to work on solutions together. For only together can we be strong – as a country and as a society.
The Rome Statute forms the basis for the work of the International Criminal Court. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary in New York, Foreign Minister Baerbock will praise what it has achieved while calling for it to be developed further.
The NATO Heads of State and Government are meeting in Vilnius on 11 and 12 July. Federal Chancellor Scholz will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Baerbock and Defence Minister Pistorius. While there are a wide range of topics on the agenda in Vilnius, the spotlight is on Ukraine.
A meeting of women foreign ministers is taking place in Asia for the first time – Foreign Minister Baerbock is travelling to Mongolia from 28 to 30 June in order to attend. As well as the meeting, her visit will focus on strengthening German-Mongolian relations.
Foreign Minister Baerbock is travelling to Pretoria from 26 to 27 June. Read more about what links South Africa and Germany, what divides them, and in which fields South Africa is a role model for the African continent.
Foreign Minister Baerbock and Development Minister Schulze are representing the German Government at the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC) in London. The conference is focusing on mobilising private investment for reconstruction. German companies are on hand at the event as well.
Six days, five cities, three countries, one goal: to strengthen our partnership. And on her first trip to Latin America, Foreign Minister Baerbock has plenty of topics to discuss.
On 31 May and 1 June, the NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs will be meeting in Oslo. Their agenda will focus on getting ready for the summit in Vilnius in early July. This, however, is no ordinary ministerial meeting.
The EU Foreign Ministers are meeting in Brussels on Monday (22 May). Topics of discussion will include additional support for Ukraine, the eighth package of sanctions against Iran and the situation in the Horn of Africa and in the Western Balkans. Find out more about which issues are on the agenda.
Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is travelling to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, two key players in the Gulf region, from 15 to 17 May. Find out more about what will be on the agenda of her talks in Jeddah and Doha here.
9 May is Europe Day, and what better destination for Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock than Paris and a visit to our closest friends and partners?
Once a year, the Foreign Ministers of Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Switzerland come together for an exchange of views. Read on to learn more about what’s being discussed today in Salzburg.
Federal Foreign Minister Baerbock is making inaugural visits to China (13-15 April 2023) and South Korea (15-16 April 2023). In addition, Japan, currently holding the G7 Presidency, is hosting the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (16-18 April 2023).
Today is “NATO Day” – the Alliance is celebrating its 74th anniversary. In addition, Finland will today become the 31st member of NATO. Read on for more information about the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Brussels.
For the second time this year, Foreign Minister Baerbock is travelling to our friends and partners in the Netherlands, where she will be taking part in the German-Dutch Government Consultations. Read on to learn more about the visit.
In Skopje, the focus will be on the next steps in North Macedonia’s EU accession process. The people of Georgia, too, have their eyes on the EU: four out of five Georgians want their country to join.
Foreign Minister Baerbock will meet her EU colleagues in Brussels on Monday to discuss further support for Ukraine, including the supply of ammunition. Other topics on the agenda include the situation in Tunisia, Iran and Afghanistan.
Nowhere in the Middle East do dangers and opportunities collide as they do in Iraq. On the one hand, there is the fight against terrorism, tensions between Shiites and Sunnis, the climate crisis. On the other, a cultural diversity, the cradle of civilisation, a young population and democracy.
On 1 and 2 March, the Foreign Ministers of the G20 countries are meeting in New Delhi. Alongside pressing geopolitical challenges, the agenda also includes efforts to control the climate crisis, as well as global food and energy security.
Russia has been waging a brutal war of aggression against Ukraine for a year now. In New York on Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly is discussing a resolution for a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine.
On 21 February, Foreign Minister Baerbock is travelling together with Interior Minister Faeser to south-eastern Turkey, which has been especially hard hit by the earthquakes. You can read here who the Ministers will meet there and what Germany is doing to help those affected in Turkey and Syria.
The EU Foreign Ministers are meeting in Brussels on Monday (20 February). Further support for Ukraine as well as people in Iran and Afghanistan will be discussed. Read here which issues are on the agenda.
They have long been members of the EU, and with their planned accession to NATO the two countries now also want to move closer to us in the area of security policy.
Foreign Minister Baerbock visits the Council of Europe four months before the first Council of Europe Summit in 17 years. In her address before the Parliamentary Assembly, she focuses on what the Council of Europe now needs to become fit for the future.
The Hague is not only the seat of government of the Netherlands but also stands like no other city for international law. Here you can read what will be on Foreign Minister Baerbock’s agenda with regard to bilateral relations and international law in The Hague.
The Ethiopian Federal Government and the insurgents in the Tigray region have signed a peace agreement. During their visit, the two Foreign Ministers want to explore how Germany, France and the EU can support the country and its people on the path to lasting peace.
On 10 January, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock travelled to Kharkiv, in north-eastern Ukraine, with her Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba. Ukraine’s second-largest city has seen heavy fighting in the past year and is situated only 40 kilometres from the Russian border.
The Minister’s last attempt in December to pay her first official visit to the UK did not work out due to snow in Dublin. That visit is now going ahead. You can find out here which issues will be discussed and what the Strategic Dialogue is all about.
Portugal is a role model in many respects. With its pro-European attitude, its pioneering role in protecting our oceans and climate, as well as its state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, it demonstrates that it is at the extreme tip of Europe only in geographical terms.
With 218 million people, 500 languages and more than 400 ethnic groups, Nigeria is undoubtedly one of the most diverse countries on the African continent. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is visiting the country from 18 to 20 December. She is taking with her a very special treasure.
At the start of India’s G20 Presidency, Foreign Minister Baerbock is visiting to New Delhi on her first official visit from 4 to 6 December. As well as intensifying bilateral relations, the focus will be on key global issues such as containing the climate crisis and preserving the rules-based order.
Before the meeting of the OSCE foreign ministers in Łódź, let us take a look at the work of the OSCE, Russia’s obstructionist policy and the value that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe offers to the world.
Moscow attacks Ukraine’s energy supply. As a result, millions of people are cut off from electricity and water. Today, NATO foreign ministers are discussing their support for Ukraine and how NATO can strengthen the alliance’s own security against Russia.
In France, it’s known as the couple franco-allemand – whereas in Germany, it’s referred to as the Franco-German engine. But these terms mean the same thing, namely that no two countries enjoy closer cooperation and friendship than do France and Germany.
Caught in the middle – or a bridge between Russia, China and Europe? The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine has left the countries of Central Asia in a difficult position. Read on to find out why Foreign Minister Baerbock is visiting the region now in particular.
Today, Foreign Minister Baerbock is at the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg. On the agenda are Ukraine, Iran, EU-China relations and EU climate policy. Read on to find out what specific decisions are set to be made.
Today, on the Day of German Unity, Foreign Minister Baerbock is heading for Warsaw. Her trip is to focus on joint support for Ukraine, as well as on bilateral relations.
Representatives of almost all countries of the world are currently gathering for this year’s 77th UN General Assembly in order to find joint solutions for global problems. Federal Chancellor Scholz and Foreign Minister Baerbock will represent Germany in New York
At the next twice-yearly informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers, known as the Gymnich meeting, discussions will focus on EU‑Africa relations as well as the EU’s further response to Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine.
Deepening bilateral cooperation is the focus of the Foreign Minister’s first official visits to Morocco and Denmark.
This first official visit to the important NATO partners Greece and Turkey is taking place against the backdrop of Russia’s brutal war of aggression in Ukraine. Her trip to the close EU partner Greece will also focus on exchanges with refugees and commemorating the victims of Nazi atrocities.
Foreign Minister Baerbock is visiting Prague and Bratislava today. The focus of her visit is on Europe’s robust response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, solidarity in action with the people of Ukraine and close coordination for an even stronger European Union that is fit for the future.
Foreign Minister Baerbock will be in Bucharest on Friday (15 July), where she will participate in the second Moldova Support Conference. Other topics of discussion during her visit to Romania will be German-Romanian cooperation and the global grain crisis.
The G20 Foreign Ministers are meeting in Bali on 7 and 8 July. Why geopolitical issues and the climate crisis are playing a key role at the meeting and how Foreign Minister Baerbock is strengthening partnerships in the fight against the climate crisis during her trip to Asia.
The new Strategic Concept adopted at the NATO Summit is designed to ensure NATO remains fit for the future. It deals with the threat posed by Russia as well as with further issues such as the challenges posed by climate change and the importance of gender perspectives for the security of us all.
Foreign Minister Baerbock travelled to Kyiv today. She began her trip by visiting the town of Bucha. Later in the day, she held political talks with President Zelensky and others. Baerbock emphasised: “Ukraine can count on our support – not just in military terms, and not just today.”
Foreign Minister Baerbock will be visiting the three Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania from 20 to 22 April. In view of recent events, the trip is inevitably being held under the shadow of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.
Russia is waging a brutal war in Ukraine and is inflicting immense suffering on the Ukrainian people. Germany is working together with its international partners to ensure that the largest possible number of countries voice their opposition to this war and call for an immediate ceasefire.
Russia’s recognition of the independence of Ukrainian territories is a violation of international law. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock hold talks today (22 february) in Paris with her EU and G7 colleagues. Joint far-reaching sanctions against Russia will now be initiated.
Today Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is paying her first official visit to Spain. Germany and Spain cooperate closely on European and foreign policy. This year, the two countries intend to take this partnership to a new level.
From 9 to 12 February, Foreign Minister Baerbock is making her first trip to the Middle East as Foreign Minister. The Minister is to travel first to Israel and the Palestinian territories, followed by Jordan and Egypt.
Foreign Minister Baerbock is visiting Ukraine from 7 to 8 February. In Kyiv, political talks with the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister are on the agenda. She will then travel to the “contact line” to gain a first-hand impression of the security and humanitarian situation there.
Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is continuing her travels on 17 and 18 January with her first official visits to Ukraine and Russia.
Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will make her first official visit to Italy on 10 January. While there, she will among other things participate in a webinar discussion on “A green revival for a political Europe”.
Germany seeks to take on a leading role in bolstering international disarmament initiatives. As part of these efforts, Foreign Minister Baerbock is joining the Swedish Foreign Minister Linde in the country’s capital today to co‑host the Stockholm group’s fifth Ministerial Meeting.
Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will travel to Brussels today to take part in her first Foreign Affairs Council, the monthly meeting of EU foreign ministers, on Monday (13 December).
The UK is concluding its G7 Presidency with a second meeting of G7 Foreign Ministers and Development Ministers in Liverpool. Germany will hold the Presidency in 2022 and present its priorities at the forthcoming meeting.
On the day of her inauguration, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will undertake her first official trip abroad to Paris, Brussels and Warsaw.