The Yazidis suffered mass persecution under the Islamic State (IS) terror Regime.
Germany, France and the United Kingdom are working closely together with regard to Syria, in the fight against ISIS and on Iran. Foreign Minister Maas is meeting his colleagues in Paris to discuss current challenges and courses of action.
Libya is an important partner in North Africa for Germany and the EU. The country has been in a difficult phase of political upheaval for years. Germany wants to support Libya in its stabilisation process.
The current ceasefire offers hope to north-eastern Syria. However, the following points are important if the country is to be stabilised on a longer term Basis.
The Turkish military offensive in north-eastern Syria threatens to further destabilise the country and spark a resurgence of the ISIS terrorist organisation.