With the Arabian peninsula rocked by many conflicts, the country is an important mediator.
Minister of State Niels Annen visited the Gulf region from 29 April to 2 May. This first longer trip abroad in his new role as Minister of State took him to Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
At just under 18,000 square kilometres, the emirate of Kuwait is around the same size as Land Rhineland-Palatinate. Situated in the heart of a crisis-stricken region, the country plays an important…
Steinmeier met with his Kuwaiti counterpart on 19 October. They discussed bilateral relations and Kuwait’s important role in the region, as well as the situation in Yemen and in Ukraine.
Bilateral and regional issues were the main topics on the agenda of Foreign Minister Steinmeier’s visit. His talks with the Crown Prince of Kuwait showed broad consensus on the current crises.
The first talks between Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Sheikh Sabah Al‑Sabah focused on bilateral and regional topics. In 2014, both countries are celebrating the 50 years of diplomatic relations.