Press releases

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...

Federal Cabinet approved 2012 Annual Disarmament Report

Feb 27, 2013 | German Foreign Office

The Federal Cabinet approved the 2012 Annual Disarmament Report today. Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement: "Around the world, Germany is working for greater securit...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes eastern Congo peace accord

Feb 25, 2013 | German Foreign Office

A spokesperson for the Federal Foreign Office issued the following statement on February 25, 2013: “Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes the peace accord for DR Congo and the region which leaders of...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle: Talks with Iran are an opportunity

Feb 25, 2013 | German Foreign Office

Prior to the talks to be held in Almaty (Kazakhstan) this Tuesday between the E3+3 (Germany, the United Kingdom, France, USA, Russia and China) group, headed by High Representative Catherine Ashton, a...

Speech by Federal President Joachim Gauck to the UN Human Rights Council

Feb 25, 2013 | Bundespraesidialamt

Speech as delivered by Federal President Joachim Gauck to the UN Human Rights Council on 25 February 2013 in Geneva/Switzerland: “Kofi Annan, the man who initiated the Human Rights Council, once said...