Press releases

International Women’s Day: Countering violence against women requires concrete steps

Mar 8, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, Minister of State Cornelia Pieper issued the following statement in Berlin: “Violations of women’s rights take many different forms. The scale of violenc...

Speech by Foreign Minister Westerwelle at meeting of the Friends of Yemen group

Mar 7, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at meeting of the Friends of Yemen group in London 07.03.2013 -- check against delivery -- "Ladies and Gentlemen, our meeting of the friends of...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle condemns kidnapping of UN observers

Mar 7, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

21 United Nations observers were yesterday kidnapped by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights. Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today, March 7,2013: “I condemn in the stronges...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes tougher sanctions against North Korea

Mar 7, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

The United Nations Security Council on March 7, 2013, adopted a resolution condemning the nuclear test carried out by North Korea on 12 February and imposing further sanctions against the country. Fe...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle’s words on the death of Hugo Chavez

Mar 6, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

The death of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was announced last night. Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement this morning, March 6, 2013, in Berlin: “The death of Hugo Chav...