Press releases

Federal Minister Westerwelle in phone conversation with Egyptian Foreign Minister: No violence, democratic change now

Feb 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle spoke on the phone with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit yesterday (3 February). In view of the shocking images coming out of Cairo, Foreign Mini...

Federal Minister Westerwelle speaks on telephone with Mohamed El Baradei – deep concern about the violence in Cairo

Feb 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle spoke on the phone this afternoon with Mohamed ElBaradei, the former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Mr ElBaradei gave an account...

Federal Minister Westerwelle telephones Egyptian Vice-President Suleiman: violence not acceptable

Feb 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle yesterday evening (2 February) telephoned Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman. He emphasized that the German Government is following the violent clashes i...

Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the Middle East

Jan 30, 2011 | GermanyUN

It is clear that those who persist in believing democratic rights to be unnecessary only destabilize their own country and their own society. As of yet, we cannot tell how the political situation in Egypt is going to develop. The one thing we can be sure of is that nobody can simply go back to ‘business as usual’ now

Statement by Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, Löning, concerning the death of human rights activist David Kato in Uganda

Jan 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

   “I was horrified by the news of David Kato’s brutal murder. David    Kato campaigned for the human rights of sexual minorities in a    highly homophobic society