The meeting will focus on current geopolitical challenges, in particular Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its global impact.
Furthermore, the G7 Foreign Ministers will discuss the appropriate way to deal with China, the Indo-Pacific region, the situation of people in Iran, as well as possible forms of cooperation with Central Asia.
The G7 countries will not tackle the major challenges of the 21st century on their own but, instead, will join forces with democratic partners around the world.
The African Union as well as the Foreign Ministers of Ghana and Kenya will therefore be guests on the second day of the meeting. The focus then will be on the security situation in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, concerted efforts to tackle the climate crisis, as well as food and energy security.
Why has Münster been chosen as the venue?
The Peace of Westphalia is a cradle of modern international law; it is where fundamental concepts such as the equality and sovereignty of states were negotiated for the very first time in a large peace agreement. We must preserve this heritage. That is why, in these difficult times, I very consciously chose this symbolic location for our meeting.
Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in an interview with the newspaper Westfälische Nachrichten.
If you want to find out more about what the G7 Foreign Ministers want to achieve during Germany’s G7 Presidency, you can read the entire interview with Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock here.
Photographs for downloading*
*The photographs from the host photographer (Photothek) will be made available here in print quality (300 dpi) and may be used free of charge, provided the copyright (photothek.de/Federal Foreign Office) is mentioned.
Videos for downloading*
*The host broadcaster’s image material will be made available here for use free of charge.
You will find the provisional press programme here.
Read the interview with Foreign Minister Baerbock here.
Statements by the G7 Foreign Ministers
The statements can be found here.