Foreign Minister Heiko Maas had the following to say in an interview with Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland today (23 August):
When the rainforest burns for weeks on end, then we cannot remain indifferent.
We cannot allow fires to destroy the green lungs of the world.
Protecting the unique natural heritage of the Amazon rainforest is an international task that concerns us all.
Germany stands ready to offer help and support for tackling the fires.