The 11th German-African Energy Forum 2017 takes place in Hamburg/Germany from April 25th to April 26th, 2017. The Forum is organized by Afrika-Verein (German-African Business Association) and ...
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How can the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development be implemented? How can global crises be prevented before they erupt? And how can cooperation with Africa be improved? In Bonn the G20 Foreign Ministers are discussing the most urgent international issues of our times. Foreign Minister Gabriel considers this meeting a beacon event.
G20 Foreign Ministers meet in Bonn
In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - new Federal President
From 9th to 10th February, the German Ambassador in Ghana, H.E. Christoph Retzlaff, took part in the second German African Business Summit (GABS) in Nairobi. The conference was an opportunity to emphasize the prospects of a corporate level economic cooperation between Germany and Africa and to establish further ties.
German African Business Summit, Nairobi 2017
On Friday (27 January), outgoing Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier handed over to his successor, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, at a ceremony at the Federal Foreign Office. After receiving their letters of appointment and discharge from Federal President Gauck in Schloss Bellevue, Steinmeier and Gabriel gave speeches to ministry staff and a large number of guests in the packed Weltsaal at the Federal Foreign Office.
Handover: Sigmar Gabriel is Germany’s new Foreign Minister
For the first time, German diplomats based in different African countries came together for a 2-day-regional conference to discuss challenges of the African youth and their potential for peace and development on the continent. The conference which was organized by the German Embassy in Accra, took place from 17th to 18th January 2017.
Conference Youth in Africa
Germany’s G20 presidency
Germany’s G20 Presidency begins: Global economic growth and stability for the benefit of people and responsibility for sustainable economic progress in Africa are on the agenda.
Germany assumed the Presidency of the G20 on 1 December 2016. The highlight of this process will be the G20 Summit in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017, when the leading industrialized and emerging economies will meet for the twelfth time.
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Germany for United Nations Security Council 2019-20
Peace, justice, innovation, partnership - these are the things Germany wants to play in the United Nations. That is why we are standing for a seat in the United Nations Security Council 2019/20 - "an organization more important than ever," said Foreign Minister Steinmeier.