The fifth meeting of the German-Palestinian Steering Committee did not take place in Berlin or Ramallah, but by video conference. The focus was on fighting the effects of the COVID‑19 pandemic, reforms and current developments in the Middle East peace process.
Developments in the neighbouring region were the focus of today’s video conference of the EU Foreign Ministers, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Libya and the Middle East conflict. The EU wants to support neighbouring Mediterranean countries.
Despite huge challenges, Germany is providing support.
Since July 2019, Iran has begun to roll back the implementation of its obligations under the JCPoA to an ever increasing extent. Germany, France and the UK have now triggered the Dispute Resolution Mechanism envisaged by the JCPoA. Their objective is to preserve the Agreement.
A number of things are changing at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In Berlin, State Secretary Michaelis received acting Commissioner-General Saunders for discussions about the organisation’s reform process.