During his visit to Spain, Foreign Minister Maas intends to pay tribute to the country’s great efforts in the fight against coronavirus and to present Germany’s priorities for its Presidency of the Council of the European Union starting next week.
At the virtual first official visit by Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzáles Laya, Heiko Maas and his counterpart agreed that the coronavirus crisis required a joint response from the EU in a spirit of solidarity.
Cooperation between Germany and Spain on dual vocational training is particularly successful. This cooperation is just one expression of a partnership which is growing ever stronger.
In the dialogue on migration, both countries are working to find European solutions.
On his first official visit to Madrid, Foreign Minister Maas will be focusing not only on bilateral relations but also on Spain and Germany’s commitment to the European Union.
During a two‑day visit to Madrid, Minister of State Roth met his new opposite number, members of the European Affairs Committee of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate as well as civil society representatives.