Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is meeting his EU counterparts today and tomorrow in the informal Gymnich format to discuss joint strategies on Russia and Turkey. The situation in Syria will be discussed at a special meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council tomorrow.
The EU is providing six billion euros to help Turkey get on top of refugee flows into the country. This aid will primarily benefit the people in the region. Investments are also being made in long‑term capacity-building and municipal infrastructure.
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.