Following the normalisation of Israel’s relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Foreign Minister Maas discussed the latest developments in the Middle East peace process with his Jordanian, Egyptian and French Counterparts.
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.
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.
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.