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German Development Minister Gerd Müller in conversation with a resident of a refugee camp in which Yazidi and Muslim women attend literacy classes (23.04.2018)

Atrocities committed against Yazidis must not be forgotten, says Development Minister Müller

03.08.2020 - Six years ago, the group calling itself Islamic State began its atrocities against Yazidi people in Iraq. On the anniversary of the sad events, German Development Minister Gerd Müller stated: "Yazidi women and men have gone through immeasurable suffering. Girls and women were raped, enslaved and forced into marrying IS terrorists. 360,000 Yazidis were displaced from their home region. Most of the displaced are still living in camps for internally displaced people in northern Iraq – one third of the entire community." more

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Rethinking Trade Facilitation – Speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Norbert Barthle at the High-Level Forum of the German Alliance for Trade Facilitation

09.09.2019 - Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to welcome you to the first High-Level Forum of the German Alliance for Trade Facilitation here at the Museum for Communication in Berlin. The venue for our meeting is quite fitting, for communication – the process by which information is exchanged between individuals, even over long distances and across frontiers – is a basic human need and a key precondition for our modern way of life.  more

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