In March 2021, to counter tyranny in Belarus, the Federal Government joined with international partners to initiate a mechanism to document severe human rights violations in Belarus. The aim is to make it possible to investigate and prosecute such cases in future.
Since August 2020, people in Belarus have been demonstrating peacefully against electoral fraud and state violence and calling for freedom of opinion and the release of political prisoners. The political leadership in Minsk is responding with repression and unconcealed violence.
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud paid his first official visit to Berlin today. His talks with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas addressed the complex bilateral relations between the two countries and the crises in the region.
Germany and Mexico are agreeing on an ambitious agenda, focusing above all on multilateralism, business and the rule of law.
During his first visit to Brazil, the German Foreign Minister called for cooperation based on values.
Foreign Minister Maas’s Latin America and Caribbean Initiative is bringing the region more to the fore in German foreign policy.