On 8 June 2018, Germany was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2019-20 term. This is the sixth time that the country has assumed major responsibility for peace and security in this function.
Minister of State Niels Annen attended this year’s Oslo Forum. The annual retreat gives government representatives, mediators and civil society actors from all over the world an opportunity to talk in a confidential setting.
Heiko Maas met his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Franco-German Council of Ministers.
The Federal Foreign Office is pursuing an exchange with religious representatives from around the world. This year’s conference on the Responsibility of Religions for Peace brings together representatives of faith communities in Asia.
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