Statement by Foreign Minister Maas prior to his departure for New York

07.06.2018 - Press release

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today (7 June) prior to his departure for New York:

Germany is ready to assume responsibility once more for peacefully resolving crises as a nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council. Particularly at the current time, we need a United Nations that is strong and able to act.

In my many talks in recent months, I have experienced much support and encouragement for our plans. Now I am looking forward to the election and hope for a good result.


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