Press releases

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...

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...