Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today (15 February) before flying to Munich:
This weekend, Munich will play host to the current disputes in international politics. Every year, the crises and conflicts come together in the Bayerischer Hof. But this year, one crisis dominates: the crisis of multilateralism.
The European way of life is based on cooperation. We know full well that national self-determination only works in connection with international cooperation. I will therefore advocate the doubling of our efforts for the international order.