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Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller visiting the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh in February 2020. Some 800,000 Rohingya members who have fled or been displaced from Myanmar live there.

Minister Müller welcomes IMF and World Bank's announcement of response to coronavirus emergency and sees need for further measures

26.03.2020 - World Bank President David Malpass has announced a support package of 14 billion US dollars in response to the coronavirus crisis. This support should help countries prevent a rapid spread of the virus. Development Minister Gerd Müller commented, "We must now draw together all the instruments available to us internationally so as to provide rapid and effective assistance to the poorest countries in particular, helping them to curb the spread of coronavirus and to diagnose and treat cases. Germany will also, in response to the current situation, be strengthening its development measures in the field of health." 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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