Foreign Minister Heiko Maas today (9 October) issued the following statement on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme:
My warmest congratulations go to the WFP and its Executive Director David Beasley on the well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize. The World Food Programme stands for the international community’s responsibility for every single human life. Every day, its untiring efforts save millions of people from hunger and malnutrition. Working in the most dangerous places in the world, its staff are champions of humanity. We are proud that Germany, as the second-largest donor, is a global partner of the WFP.