Statement by a Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson on the trip by Foreign Minister Baerbock to New York and Montreal

30.07.2022 - Press release

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will be in New York and Montreal from 1 to 3 August 2022.

On Monday morning (1 August), Foreign Minister Baerbock will first of all travel to the United States, to the United Nations headquarters in New York, where she will take part in the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and give a speech. By participating in the conference, Foreign Minister Baerbock is underscoring Germany’s commitment to non-proliferation and reaffirming the German Government’s efforts to bolster the global disarmament and non-proliferation regime. Moreover, Foreign Minister Baerbock will hold talks with, among others, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The next day (2 August), Foreign Minister Baerbock will give a speech on transatlantic relations at the New School in New York and subsequently have a discussion with students. Furthermore, Foreign Minister Baerbock and her Swedish counterpart Ann Linde will host a session of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament. This initiative, founded in 2019, was launched to foster nuclear disarmament through concrete and achievable steps. The Foreign Minister and her Swedish colleague will also host a meeting on a feminist approach in the peace and security sphere.

On Tuesday evening (2 August), Foreign Minister Baerbock will travel on to Canada for her first official visit to that country. On 3 August, she will meet Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly in Montreal for talks on current bilateral and foreign policy issues. While in Montreal, the Foreign Minister will also pay a visit to the port of Montreal, with a focus on global food security, and take part in a panel discussion on global challenges together with the Canadian Foreign Minister. In addition, the Foreign Minister will visit an integration project for migrants and refugee women funded by the city of Montreal.

On Wednesday evening (3 August), Foreign Minister Baerbock will return to Berlin.


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