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Foreign Minister Gabriel on the UN Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Uganda

Jun 23, 2017 | FFO
Kampala, Uganda

Foreign Minister Gabriel issued a statement on June 22 in Berlin on the occasion of the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, which was hosted in Kampala from June 22 - 23. Minister Gabriel announced that Germany is pledging 50 million Euro towards Uganda’s refugee policy.

“No one country on its own can solve the inter­national problems we face”

Jun 23, 2017 |
G20 foreign ministers in Bonn

Politics can achieve more through exchange in forums like the G20 than through national isolationism, says German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in an interview.

#youforG20 is for your interconnected world

Jun 21, 2017 |

During the G20 Summit, is organising a world-wide competition called #youforG20 – your project for an interconnected world. The best project wins 15,000 Euros! Are you involved in a project that supports social commitment, contributes to improving gender equality, conserve the environment or promote the inclusion of young people, social and economic entrepreneurship? Then enter the #youforG20! competition.

AFRIKA KOMMT!: Young managers from Africa in German companies

Jun 19, 2017 |
Afrika Kommt! participant Juddy Akinyi during her training in Germany

The German private sector initiative AFRIKA KOMMT! has achieved a new record with nearly 6,000 applicants from 45 countries. The initiative trains future managers and fosters German-African economic relations. 

On the death of Helmut Kohl

Jun 19, 2017 |
Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl was German Chancellor for 16 years. His term in office will always be linked to the happiest event in modern German history: following the peaceful revolution in the German Democratic Republic, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helmut Kohl managed to reunite Germany in peace and liberty after decades of division. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on June 16 of the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl: "He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European.

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