Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement today (5 July) on the situation in the Gulf region:
Today’s meeting of the coalition’s four in Cairo was not a breakthrough, but at least it did not lead to new sanctions. The attendees agreed that “the next steps would require careful preparations and assessment”. In light of the current situation, this is a result that will not complicate the further process at any rate. We are pleased by the commitment shown by US Secretary of State and the Kuwaitis, which was instrumental in helping to reach this outcome. It is important now for the parties to enter into a negotiation process.