Latest Foreign Policy News
Jun 4, 2013
Chancellor Angela Merkel visited regions affected by flooding in Bavaria, Saxony and Thuringia on June 4 and promised victims of the flooding 100 million euros in emergency aid.
Help for Flood Regions
May 31, 2013
Foreign Minister Westerwelle met with US Secretary of State Kerry for talks that focused on the continuing conflict in Syria and the Middle East peace process, as well as plans for a transatlantic free-trade area.
Westerwelle and Kerry Meet
May 30, 2013
| Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
The Conference of European Rabbis has awarded Chancellor Angela Merkel the Lord Jakobovits Prize of European Jewry in recognition of her "continuing efforts (to promote) internal-communal harmony across Europe" and "her outstanding contributions to the promotion of tolerance and understanding".
May 29, 2013
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has begun a six-day trip that will take him to Canada, the United States and Mexico for political talks in each country on bilateral relations and current international issues.
Visiting Close Partners
May 28, 2013
| Federal Foreign Office / Germany.info
Sanctions in most areas will be extended for 12 months. With regard to the current arms embargo, member states can now decide at the national level about delivering arms or appropriate equipment to the opposition to increase pressure on President Assad for a negotiated solution. Germany does not intend to supply arms to parties to the conflict in Syria.
Sanctions Against Syria