At the pledging conference for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Germany once again pledged comprehensive humanitarian assistance for 2020.
The United Nations, donor countries and international partners held a virtual conference to discuss how the increased need for humanitarian assistance can be met in Yemen, also in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Asia is a region of great strategic and economic importance. During his trip to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan over the course of several days, Minister of State Niels Annen emphasised that Germany intends to further intensify its cooperation with key partner countries in the region.
On 23 October, Germany presented proposals for adjustment of the Vienna Document on Confidence and Security-Building Measures in the OSCE area. Germany is thereby reacting to technological and political changes that call for an adaptation of security architecture if it is to remain effective.
Minister of State Annen's trip took him to two countries at a crossroads: Iraq's stability and Qatar's regional integration are central to the situation in the entire Near and Middle East.