Press releases

Situation in Syria escalates – joint demarche by ambassadors of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain

Apr 15, 2011 | GermanyUN

The British, French, German, Italian and Spanish ambassadors in Damascus yesterday (14 April) met Syrian Foreign Minister Muallim to discuss the escalating situation in the country.   The ambassad...

Human Rights Commissioner concerned about the sentencing of Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil

Apr 13, 2011 | GermanyUN

In light of the three-year prison sentence given to blogger Maikel Nabil by the military court in Cairo’s Nasr City for allegedly “insulting the military and spreading false information,” Federal Gove...

German Government calls for an end to violence and for democratic reforms in Syria

Apr 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

The situation in Syria continues to escalate. According to numerous reports, in the past few days alone dozens of protesters have been killed or injured. Under these circumstances, the German Government calls for an end to violence and for democratic reforms in Syria.

Remarks to the UN press corps by Ambassador Wittig after today's Security Council consultations on Libya:

Apr 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

There was a resolution presented, a draft, by Lebanon and by the UK. We had a good discussion and there was a sense of urgency that penetratedall the interventions.

The German Government supports democratic change in Egypt – Tahrir-Lounge opens in Cairo

Apr 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Today (7 April) the Goethe-Insitut Cairo is opening the so-called “Tahrir-Lounge” on its premises. In the heart of Cairo, a forum is available to those who played a significant role in setting the dem...