The Yazidis suffered mass persecution under the Islamic State (IS) terror Regime.
Minister of State Annen's trip took him to two countries at a crossroads: Iraq's stability and Qatar's regional integration are central to the situation in the entire Near and Middle East.
Five years after the mass persecution by the terrorist organisation Islamic State, the Yazidis are still suffering from the consequences of the atrocities committed by the Islamic State and the ongoing difficult security situation in north‑west Iraq.
As regards regional conflicts, Iraq is striving to balance interests. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas discussed the tense situation in the Middle East during a visit to Baghdad on 8 June.
With the first-ever meeting in Baghdad of the Working Group on Stabilization, the Global Coalition against Daesh is sending a clear message: after successful liberation of all territory formerly held by ISIS, the focus is now on stabilisation and reconstruction in these areas.