This month, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz traveled to Washington to meet with President Joe Biden at the White House. The two leaders came together to discuss the situation in Ukraine and reaffirm the strong bilateral relationship between the US and Germany. The meeting focused on ongoing efforts to provide security, humanitarian, economic and political assistance to Ukraine and the importance of maintaining global solidarity with the people of Ukraine, the White House stated.
“Our transatlantic coordination is indispensable and stronger than ever,” Chancellor Scholz said. “We are unwavering in our support for Ukraine. We want freedom and peace for Ukraine.” President Joe Biden said that the US and Germany “work lockstep to provide critical security assistance to Ukraine. […] As NATO Allies, we are making the alliance stronger and more capable.”
Meanwhile, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock introduced new Guidelines for Feminist Foreign Policy for all staff of the Federal Foreign Office. At the core: rights, representation, and resources for women and marginalized groups in all areas of foreign policy. Moreover, the Foreign Minister recently promised that she would “work hard to give our foreign service a more female face and to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions." At least 50 percent of future leadership positions in the Foreign Office are to be filled by women.
And in other news, the German anti-war film “All Quiet on the Western Front” won four Oscars on Sunday. Chancellor Scholz called this a huge success for German film. He said the movie “shows unmistakably how terrible and inhumane war is.”
The "Germany for Americans" team