Press releases

Speech by Foreign Minister Westerwelle at the third meeting of the IRENA Council in Abu Dhabi

Jun 6, 2012 | GermanyUN

-- check against delivery -- Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be with you at this 3rd IRENA Council Meeting today. Germany very much welcomes the efforts of the United Arab Emirates t...

Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle at the second plenary meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum in Istanbul

Jun 6, 2012 | GermanyUN

-- check against delivery -- Dear colleagues, Excellences, Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Secretary Clinton and Minister Davutoglu for co-chairing this second ple...

30th Forum on Global Issues at the Federal Foreign Office: “The Arms Trade Treaty – Greater Security through Common Standards?”

Jun 5, 2012 | GermanyUN

The 30th Forum on Global Issues at the Federal Foreign Office will take place tomorrow (6 June). The subject of the Forum will be the projected Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), on which negotiations will begi...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle: Germany expelling Syrian ambassador

May 29, 2012 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today (29 May): “I have decided to expel the Syrian ambassador in Berlin. Today, State Secretary Haber had the Syrian ambassador summoned t...

Security Council: Press Statement on Syria

May 27, 2012 | GermanyUN

(United Nations Security Council press statement on Syria as read out by the President of the Council) The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the killings, conf...