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 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.
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…