Press releases

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...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle: Turkish Prime Minister’s remarks about Zionism are unacceptable

Mar 2, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

Turkish Prime Minister’s remarks about Zionism are unacceptable Foreign Minister Westerwelle considers the Turkish Prime Minister’s recent remarks about Zionism to be insulting and unacceptable. He i...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle: End the standstill in the Middle East peace process

Mar 1, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

Foreign Minister Westerwelle held a meeting with Tony Blair, Quartet Representative, at the Federal Foreign Office this morning, Friday March 1st, 2013. The talks focused on ways to bring new momentum...

Human Rights Commissioner backs Chinese intellectuals’ position on UN Civil Rights Covenant

Mar 1, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy has expressed support for an appeal from Chinese intellectuals calling for their country’s long awaited ratification of the UN’s Internation...

Germany to make available an additional 5 million euros for humanitarian aid for the crisis in Syria

Feb 28, 2013 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today on the occasion of the talks being held in Rome by the Group of Friends of the Syrian People: “We are shocked by the images t...