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.
Germany, France, Egypt and Jordan are working together in the Munich format to inject fresh impetus into the Middle East peace process. In Cairo, the Foreign Ministers are discussing concrete steps for a rapprochement between Israel and the Palestinians – and how they can support it.
The EU Foreign Ministers have three big topics to address today at their virtual Council meeting: What will happen now in transatlantic relations? How can the EU help strengthen multilateralism? How can the Middle East peace process be restarted?
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has met his Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Maliki in Berlin. Their talks focused on current developments in the Middle East peace process and the fight against COVID‑19 in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.