Press releases

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

Foreign Minister Westerwelle: Russian START ratification strengthens disarmament and efforts towards nuclear non-proliferation

Jan 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Russia’s Council of Federation today approved the ratification of the START II Treaty, the Duma having already done so. Commenting on this move, Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the followi...

Federal Foreign Office provides humanitarian aid for internally displaced persons in the Sudan

Jan 26, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Federal Foreign Office is providing 2.5 million euro for emergency aid in the Sudan. These funds enable German and international relief organizations to supply aid to those in need. The targets o...