Middle East and Maghreb

The conflict in Syria


Syria has been beset by violence for five years now. The international community is trying to find a political settlement and supplying humanitarian aid. more

Transformation partnership with the Arab world – what stage are we at and what is the next step?

Between change and new beginning 

Since the Arab Spring in 2011, the Federal Foreign Office has been supporting democratisation and reform processes in the region within the context of the transformation partnership. The countries involved are Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Yemen. In 2016 they were joined by Lebanon and Iraq. The main focus of cooperation is on the promotion of democracy and civil society, human rights and administrative reforms. more

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