Germany has long enjoyed close and friendly political relations with Jordan. In many areas, Germany is one of the most important partners of this country, which in 1994 was the second Arab state to…
The Foreign Minister’s first trip outside of Europe since the beginning of the COVID‑19 pandemic will take him to the Middle East. This shows that peace and stability in the region are immensely important for Germany and the EU.
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.
Jordan is a key partner in humanitarian assistance to Syria and the region, as well as the fight against IS. In view of the current tensions, Foreign Minister Maas is discussing the next steps with Jordan’s Foreign Minister.
In the Middle East, Maas is calling for calm, level-headedness and de-escalation – and for the preservation of the nuclear agreement with Iran.