Press releases

Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls for peaceful end to Thai-Cambodian border dispute

Feb 8, 2011 | GermanyUN

A border dispute has flared up again between Thailand and Cambodia over the area of the 900-year-old ruins of Preah Vihear temple. There have been several deaths since the weekend. Federal Foreign Min...

Federal Foreign Office provides emergency humanitarian aid for Egypt

Feb 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

In response to current developments in Egypt, the Federal Foreign Office is giving the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 500,000 euro for emergency aid. The funds are intended to support...

Human Rights Commissioner criticizes wave of executions in Iran

Feb 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

Human Rights Commissioner criticizes wave of executions in Iran In response to the recent executions in Iran, Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitari...

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...