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.
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.
Germany is supporting the establishment of a future Palestinian state as part of a two-state solution negotiated between the parties to the conflict. German commitment to promote stabilisation…
Half of the population of the Palestinian territories is dependent on humanitarian assistance. So that help can be provided even where the necessary finance is unavailable, Germany supports the United Nations Country-Based Pooled Fund.
During his visit to the Middle East, Andreas Michaelis, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, visited Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Palestinian territories and Israel. The focus was on the conflict in Yemen.