Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement today (6 July) on the announcement of a ceasefire between the regime and the opposition in Syria:
It is good news that both the Syrian opposition and the regime have today declared a three‑day ceasefire during the celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan. The ceasefire sends an important message to the people in Syria. It could serve as a good basis for resuming the talks between the regime and the opposition. We are determined to use the coming weeks for intensive talks aimed at resolving the conflict in Syria.