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.
At their Informal Meeting in Brest, the EU Foreign Ministers will, among other issues, discuss the security situation in Eastern Europe and relations between the European Union and China. The exchange on the Strategic Compass will focus on the future of Europe’s security policy.
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.