The EU Foreign Affairs Council discussed a potential EU mission to monitor the arms embargo in Libya and ways to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Despite huge challenges, Germany is providing support.
Broad engagement by the Global Coalition against the Daesh terrorist organisation in Iraq and Syria remains crucial for security in both the Middle East and in Europe.
Germany, France and the United Kingdom are working closely together with regard to Syria, in the fight against ISIS and on Iran. Foreign Minister Maas is meeting his colleagues in Paris to discuss current challenges and courses of action.
The current ceasefire offers hope to north-eastern Syria. However, the following points are important if the country is to be stabilised on a longer term Basis.