The Federal Foreign Office supports democracy-building and reform processes in North Africa and the Middle East. The newly established Ta’ziz partnership for democracy will support future projects in Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia and the Sudan.
In many parts of Iraq, mines, explosive ordnance and IEDs are still preventing a return to normal life. Germany supports the United Nations Mine Action Service and other organisations in their work to eliminate the threat posed by explosive remnants of war.
NATO is making a valuable contribution to stabilising crisis regions and to fighting international terrorism.
The German Bundestag decided today to extend Germany’s military contribution to the fight against IS in Iraq and Syria. Germany is supporting the Iraqi Government in its fight against IS and is helping to stabilise liberated areas.
In a video conference today, the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS Small Group discussed how to pursue the fight against the terrorist organisation in Syria and Iraq. The focus was on developments in Iraq and Syria, as well as the COVID‑19 pandemic.
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.