In areas in Iraq that have been liberated from ISIS, mines and booby-traps are still one of the main obstacles to the return of refugees. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), which is co-funded by Germany, plays a key role in stabilising the country.
Broad engagement by the Global Coalition against the Daesh terrorist organisation in Iraq and Syria remains crucial for security in both the Middle East and in Europe.
The tensions between the United States and Iran are endangering Iraq’s stability and unity and the fight against IS. Foreign Minister Maas and his European colleagues are committed to working for de‑escalation.
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.