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State visit to Ghana

Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier will pay a state visit to Ghana from 11 to 13 December. He will meet Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, for political talks in Accra. Their talks will focus on the development of bilateral relations and Africa’s development. Further topics of the visit will include training, academic collaboration, economic cooperation and migration. The Federal President will also discuss these topics with apprentices, students, young entrepreneurs and returnees. Furthermore, he will open a migration centre funded by Germany.

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Marion Dönhoff Prize to the "New York Times"

The Federal President held a speech at the Marion Dönhoff Prize award ceremony in Hamburg on 3 December: "Anyone in Germany who now says, with a certain cultural snobbishness: ‘let’s break with the United States – everything over there is headed in the wrong direction and our common ground is long gone’ – to every such person I say: Just take one glance at the "New York Times"!"

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Visit to the Slovak Republic

Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier paid his first official visit to the Slovak Republic on 17 November. He met Slovak President Andrej Kiska for political talks in Bratislava. Moreover, he took part in a panel discussion in Žilina attended by civil society representatives and students entitled "The future of democracy in Europe" and visited an Orthodox synagogue.

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At the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier held a speech at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn on 15 November 2017: "For it is clear that the historic climate accord of 2015 must remain irreversible, and we are all jointly called upon to take concrete action now. Paris will only truly have been a breakthrough if we follow the agreement with action."

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