G7 meeting in Schleswig-Holstein: Weißenhaus closes itself regional

From Thursday, the foreign ministers of the seven major industrialized nations will meet in the Baltic Sea.

The most important topic remains the war in Ukraine, as well as talks about the accession of the war-torn country to the European Union. Foreign Minister Annalina Barbuk, 41, Al-Khidr, had previously made it clear that there was no “shortcut” to full membership. At the same time, she stressed that there should be no “empty promises” along the way.

The meeting of the G7 foreign ministers took place at the Weissenhaus Castle on the Hohwacht Bay

Photo: Companisto

The meeting begins Thursday evening. The G7 summit on Saturday will move directly into a NATO meeting that will last until Sunday. Other topics that will be represented in climate and security policy, in addition to joint efforts to combat the epidemic and the distribution of vaccines.

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3500 cops on duty

Security precautions for the G7 meeting have been in full swing for weeks. Strict controls should ensure that the meeting of international politicians in the ideal village runs smoothly. The Federal Police is already patrolling the train stations between Hamburg and Lübeck. The security forces are preparing for a major deployment.

The place in Weißenhaus is a municipal district of Wangels, on the shore of the Baltic Sea between Kiel and Lübeck

The place in Weißenhaus is a municipal district of Wangels, on the shore of the Baltic Sea between Kiel and Lübeck

Photo: Fabian Matzerath

Fences on the Beach - Security measures for the G7 meeting have been in full swing for weeks

Fences on the Beach – Security measures for the G7 meeting have been in full swing for weeks

Photo: Fabian Matzerath

According to the state police, the plans are similar to those of the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Lübeck in 2015. About 3,500 police officers were deployed there. For the meeting, the State Police is expecting support from officials from almost all federal states as well as from the Federal Police and the Federal Criminal Police Office.

Since emergency services are also located in Kiel, Lübeck and even the suburbs of Hamburg, many police columns are to be expected. Drivers must be prepared for this.

Foreign Minister Barbock receives her counterparts in the Baltic Sea

Secretary of State Barbock receives her counterparts in the Baltic Sea. Germany holds the presidency of the Group of Seven this year

Photo: Patrick Ballull / d

Meeting at a luxury resort

Secretary of State Barbock who just got back from her The flight returned to UkraineInvited two guests to the G7 summit: Dmytro Kuleba (41), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and Niko Popescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova (41).

There is a tense atmosphere in Moldova, fearing that the war will spread from the neighboring country. This is why we should also discuss how the G7 countries can help here.

Barbück and her international peers meet at the luxurious Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa am Mer on the shore of the Baltic Sea between Kiel and Lübeck.

The place is located in Weißenhaus, an area belonging to the municipality of Wangels, on an area of ​​​​75 hectares. The heart of the preserved complex is the former manor house and grand estate.

In 2005, an investor took over the dilapidated collection and extensively renovated it in the ensuing years – today it is one of the best hotels in Germany in various ratings.

Tight security zone from Thursday

In the early hours of May 12, the luxury resort of Schloss Weissenhaus was cordoned off and turned into a high-security area. It is said that many roads in Weißenhaus and the surrounding area have been closed. From Thursday 8 am to Saturday early evening, the B202 between Döhnsdorf and Farve and District Route 48 from Weißenhaus to Brök will be completely closed. The B202 bend runs from Kaköhl and from Farve and is marked.

The Baltic Sea is also closed in a radius of 2.5 kilometers around the place. Drones are not allowed to fly within a radius of nine kilometers, and fishing within a radius of ten kilometers is prohibited.

Pedestrians and cyclists should also expect checks, and bags and backpacks carried with them can be searched.

These politicians are coming

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken (60)

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken (60)

Photo: Brendan Smialowski / dpa

The Group of Seven is the community of the most important Western industrial countries. Russia was excluded in 2014 after the country illegally annexed Crimea.

The most important guest is likely to be US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken (60). But can he really participate in the G7 summit? not clear. Because: Blinken has been infected with the coronavirus for a week, has mild symptoms, and due to quarantine, he will likely be able to participate in the NATO meeting immediately after the G7 summit.

The other participants are: British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss (46), Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio (35), Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi (61), Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie (43) and France’s Jean-Yves Le Drian (74). Many delegates, guests and representatives of the press are also present.

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