Selected Speeches and Articles (2011 – present)

Selected speeches in German can be found here. Speeches from President Köhler’s terms in office are available through the Office of the Federal President.


“New Ways of Thinking and Acting in the Vertical – What Is Needed for a Substantially New Partnership between Europe and Africa”

Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC)
Host: German Bundestag in cooperation with the Bundesrat on 1 December 2020
(live by video from the German Bundestag)
Berlin, 1 December 2020


Young, smart and ambitious

Africa’s progress is a global common good. Investment in its future is a matter of security – and economic opportunity
Article for ‘The Security Times’ on the occasion of the 53rd Munich Security Conference
1 March 2017