Press releases

Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls for Syrian regime to deliver promised ceasefire

Apr 3, 2012 | GermanyUN

In connection with the Syrian regime’s pledge to Special Envoy Kofi Annan that it will in principle withdraw its troops by 10 April

German Government increases humanitarian aid for Syrians

Apr 2, 2012 | GermanyUN

In view of the critical humanitarian situation in Syria the German Government is making available an additional 2.5 million euro for humanitarian and emergency food aid for people in Syria and Syrian ...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle demands reinstatement of the constitution and an end to hostilities in Mali

Apr 2, 2012 | GermanyUN

A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement today (2 April) on the situation in Mali: “In view of the worrying developments in Mali, Foreign Minister Westerwelle demands that...

Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the occasion of the Second Conference of the Friends of the Syrian people in Istanbul on 1 April 2012

Apr 2, 2012 | GermanyUN

Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, I would like to thank Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, my dear colleague Ahmet Davutoglu and the Government of Turkey for hosting us today and for the excellent preparations. ...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes elections in Myanmar

Apr 2, 2012 | GermanyUN

In Berlin yesterday (1 April), Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on the by-elections in Myanmar yesterday: “Today’s elections in Myanmar constitute a historic step t...