German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas saw grounds for optimism on resolving the long-running conflict in Libya following talks held online on Monday drawing in the main parties to the conflict and joined by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Germany, the current president of the Council of the EU, will discuss possible sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of Alexei Navalny if the Kremlin does not provide an explanation soon, its foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Sunday
Foreign Ministers of Russia and Germany Sergei Lavrov and Heiko Maas expressed mutual disdain on Tuesday at US sanctions against those countries' Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, dpa reported. "No state has the right to dictate Europe's energy policy with threats, and that will not succeed," Maas told reporters in Moscow.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday the European Union must discuss sanctions against Belarus as the opposition in the country described presidential election results as rigged, news wires reported. The EU had lifted sanctions because the country had taken steps in the right direction, including releasing political prisoners. Foreign ministry in Berlin earlier said there were numerous indications of fraud in the election.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he sees no possibility of Russia returning to the G7 anytime soon, after US President Donald Trump raised the prospect of readmitting Moscow to the group of industrialized countries, dpa reported.
There is a growing risk of a hard Brexit in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a newspaper interview on Saturday. “It’s worrying that Britain is moving further away from our jointly agreed political declaration on key issues in the negotiations,” Maas told Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper.
The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine on Thursday discussed advancing peace in east Ukraine, but achieved little as progress is also hampered by the coronavirus restrictions, observers noted.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced on Wednesday he will hold a video conference next week with his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts to try to secure progress in efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
The US decision to suspend funding of the World Health Organization (WHO) deals a blow to international cooperation that is vital to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, a row of governments and health experts warned on Wednesday. Correspondents of dpa gathered the first reactions.