Foreign Minister Maas is travelling to Kyiv today, Ukraine’s Independence Day. This day is a particular incentive to work intensively on finding a solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. There have been some hopeful signs in recent weeks: this ceasefire is the longest since 2014.
While in Slovakia, the Foreign Minister also takes the opportunity to mark the end of the Prague Spring 52 years ago.
The Foreign Minister’s two-day trip is focused on making progress in the conflict in Libya as well as the situation in the region as a whole, including the rapprochement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, Yemen and Iran.
One week after the devastating explosion, Foreign Minister Maas is travelling to Lebanon today (12 August). His message is that Germany will not leave the Lebanese people to cope on their own.
In the course of his trip to Russia today (11 August), Heiko Maas will discuss current pressing political issues with his colleague Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. In St Petersburg he will then commemorate one of the most brutal chapters of German-Russian history: the Siege of Leningrad.