Press releases

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Afghanistan

Sep 6, 2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier was in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 6 September for separate talks with President Hamid Karzai, Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani, the two presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani...

Editorial by Foreign Minister Steinmeier in the Wall Street Journal: Why Germany Is Sending Weapons to Iraq

Sep 1, 2014 | GermanyUN

The Wall Street Journal Opinion Why Germany Is Sending Weapons to Iraq My country's decision to arm the Kurds against Islamist terrorists is prudent—and not a change in basic policy. By Frank-Walt...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Aug 29, 2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (29 August) on the International Day against Nuclear Tests:  Although crisis diplomacy is often the main item on the agenda at the mom...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the current situation in Ukraine

Aug 27, 2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin on 27 August: I am glad that Presidents Poroshenko and Putin spoke at length in Minsk yesterday about the crisis in eastern Ukrain...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the ceasefire in the Middle East

Aug 27, 2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (27 August) on the Middle East ceasefire which took effect on Tuesday evening: After many attempts an agreement on an open-e...