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July 21, 2023 View online

Dear Readers,

Last week, the German Federal Government adopted its first comprehensive China Strategy. “China has changed, and so we need to change our approach to China”, said Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. "The strategy encompasses the goals of reducing dependency and mitigating risks through the promotion of diverse trade and supply chains, ultimately enhancing resilience. Additionally, maintaining a focus on security collaboration with key partners such as the US is of utmost importance.

Meanwhile, world leaders gathered for a two-day NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania from July 11 to 12. During the Summit, leaders of the G7 countries and the EU revealed a comprehensive framework aimed at protecting Ukraine against potential future acts of aggression from Russia. At the opening of the Summit, Germany's Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged a new package of weapons.

And in other news, soccer fans at the German Embassy are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2023 Women's World Cup. Germany has its first match against Morocco on July 24. Will you be watching?


The “Germany for Americans” team



NATO summit: G7 Leaders announce Ukraine security framework 

At the NATO Summit the leaders of the G7 countries—United States, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, Italy, and Britain—alongside the European Union, have unveiled a comprehensive framework designed to safeguard Ukraine from potential future Russian aggression. This framework includes various components such as the provision of modern and advanced military equipment, training support, intelligence sharing, and bolstering cyberdefense capabilities.

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More Military support for Ukraine

In response to the ongoing war, the German Government has been providing bilateral military support to Ukraine. Germany supports Ukraine with extensive military equipment and weapons.

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Federal Government Adopts China Strategy

The Federal Government of Germany has adopted a comprehensive China strategy. While the German Government sees China simultaneously as a partner, competitor and systemic rival, its new China strategy takes account of all these dimensions.

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Agenda 2030: International cooperation for sustainable development is important

The Federal Government of Germany is actively committed to implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030 on an international level. Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the SDGs serve as a comprehensive blueprint for global sustainable development. They address key challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice.

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New significance for the Council of the Baltic Sea States

During Germany's presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, which lasted for one year, one of the central priorities was the promotion and expansion of wind power in the Baltic Sea region. Recognizing the importance of renewable energy and its potential to contribute to climate goals, Germany sought to enhance cooperation among the member states to accelerate the development of offshore wind projects.

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German Ambassador to the United States Emily Haber: Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the Western response to this aggression has an impact on transatlantic relations

After serving as the German ambassador to the United States for the last four years, Emily Haber retires from the German foreign service. During an interview with DW Washington bureau chief Ines Pohl, she shared reflections on her experiences while in the US, discussed the state of the transatlantic relationship, and addressed the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

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Munich: A thriving cosmopolitan city with an alpine panorama

Indeed, a visit to the Bavarian capital of Munich is a delightful experience, and it is worthwhile to explore the city's charm throughout the year, not just during the famous Oktoberfest. Munich offers a perfect blend of rich history, cultural treasures, stunning architecture, and vibrant modernity, making it an enticing destination for travelers from all walks of life.

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