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 the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Germany advocates a negotiated two‑state solution. This is the only way to achieve lasting peace.
In signing the Vienna agreement of 14 July 2015, the E3/EU+3 countries and Iran reached consensus on a long‑term settlement of the nuclear dispute, following more than 12 years of contention.
Over the past week violence has escalated in the Middle East. Germany is working with its international partners to calm the situation and create prospects for the time afterwards. To this end, Foreign Minister Maas is today travelling to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah.
Over the past week violence has escalated in the Middle East. Today EU Foreign Ministers are discussing joint European efforts to find a way out of the spiral of escalation. Germany is working intensively for an end to the violence.
Foreign Minister Maas today had a meeting in Paris with his colleagues from France, Egypt and Jordan. This quadripartite group can be a useful instrument for partners in the region and for the Middle East Quartet.