At a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers, Minister Maas stresses the need for a joint policy vis-à-vis China and the importance of the peace process in Afghanistan
Developments in the neighbouring region were the focus of today’s video conference of the EU Foreign Ministers, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Libya and the Middle East conflict. The EU wants to support neighbouring Mediterranean countries.
Hostilities are continuing in Libya while the coronavirus spreads in the country. The Federal Government is committed to a return to a humanitarian ceasefire and intends to be involved in the EU operation IRINI to monitor the arms Embargo.
Developing vaccines and drugs to fight the novel coronavirus is a key element of the response to the pandemic. Germany is working to ensure that future vaccines and drugs are made globally and fairly accessible.
The EU is mobilising its resources to support less-developed health care systems. Its efforts are particularly focused on the countries of the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership. Meanwhile, the intensifying conflict in Libya is cause for concern.