Press releases

Foreign Minister Westerwelle on debate about EU arms embargo on Syria

Mar 15, 2013 | GermanyUN

France and Britain have raised the question of lifting the EU’s arms embargo in order to help the Syrian opposition. Speaking today in Berlin, Foreign Minister Westerwelle commented in this connection...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle to meet UN Special Representative for Afghanistan

Mar 14, 2013 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Westerwelle to meet UN Special Representative for Afghanistan At the Federal Foreign Office today (14 March), Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will meet for talks with Ján Kubiš, t...

Federal Government Human Rights Commissioner comments on sexual violence against children

Mar 13, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

The Federal Government Human Rights Commissioner, Markus Löning, issued the following statement in Berlin on March 13, 2013: “I am shocked by the fact that one in five children in Europe is a victim ...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the release of kidnapped UN observers

Mar 9, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

Foreign Minister Westerwelle on March 9,2013, issued the following statement on the release of the UN observers kidnapped in the Golan Heights: “It is good that the United Nations military observers ...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle condemns North Korea’s threats in the strongest terms

Mar 8, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement in Berlin on March 8, 2013, on North Korea’s most recent threats: "We strongly condemn North Korea’s most recent threats of a preemptive nu...