Heiko Maas took over as Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs on 14 March 2018.
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There are now more refugees globally than at any time since the end of the Second World War. The refugee and migration situation cannot be resolved by any one country alone. Instead, the international community needs to take a joint approach.
On 20 September Foreign Minister Maas will fly to New York to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Second World War began in September 1939 with Germany’s invasion of Poland. It was here that the demonic violence of the racial-ideological war of annihilation in Central and Eastern Europe became apparent for the first time, bringing immeasurable suffering to the country’s people.