A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (19 May):
Foreign Minister Maas will travel to Israel and the Palestinian territories tomorrow. He will meet the Israeli Foreign and Defence Ministers, among others. Talks with the Israeli President are also scheduled. In Ramallah he will meet the Palestinian Prime Minister. The political talks will focus on the current escalation in the Middle East and the international efforts to end the violence. The Foreign Minister will return to Germany the same day.