On 11 and 12 May, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will be in Italy and the Vatican. His visit will focus on overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, global efforts to foster peace and the interfaith dialogue.
Foreign Minister Maas is visiting Kosovo and Serbia today and tomorrow. His talks will focus on rapprochement between the two states, as well as on cross-border cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and social consequences.
By visiting Tripoli, the three Foreign Ministers of Germany, France and Italy want to show support for the United Nations and help the newly approved Libyan Government advance the cause of peace and unity in the country.
Following a difficult year in EU-Turkish relations, there are currently some signals of détente coming out of Ankara. Foreign Minister Maas wants to encourage Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu to continue and to consolidate this constructive path.
Germany, France, Egypt and Jordan are working together in the Munich format to inject fresh impetus into the Middle East peace process. In Cairo, the Foreign Ministers are discussing concrete steps for a rapprochement between Israel and the Palestinians – and how they can support it.
2021 is set to be a decisive year for nuclear disarmament and the objective of nuclear non‑proliferation. Today, the foreign ministers of the Stockholm Initiative are discussing the implementation of their proposals on nuclear disarmament both in Amman and in a virtual format.