Heiko Maas took over as Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs on 14 March 2018.
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Attacks on ships in Asia also threaten free trade routes, which is why Germany is seeking to expand international cooperation to combat piracy. A further project set out in the Federal Government’s policy guidelines for the Indo-Pacific, which were adopted in the autumn, is thus being realised.
The UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund supports efforts to build peace around the world. UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas are today chairing a Replenishment Conference for the Peacebuilding Fund to cover its requirements over the coming years.
In September, the UN states will debate the issue of strengthening renewable energies. In the run-up to this event, Germany is assuming responsibility for the theme “global energy transition”.