On Monday, 29 August 2016, the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Weimar Triangle, Foreign Minister Steinmeier will open this year’s Ambassadors Conference, which is taking place for the fifteenth time, with his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, and his Polish counterpart, Witold Waszczykowski.
From 29 August until 1 September, the conference will bring together not only more than 200 heads of German missions abroad, but also diplomats from foreign embassies and a large number of high-level representatives from the worlds of politics, business and culture.
The keynote topic of this year’s Conference is “Responsibility, interest, instruments – Germany and the international order”. The tectonic plates of global politics are shifting, and the international order is under pressure. This development is of outstanding importance for Germany, which is more interconnected than just about any other country in the world and benefits considerably from international exchange.
During various workshops, the ambassadors will discuss how the term “order” can be defined and put into practice in view of the current shifts in international politics.