Foreign and European Policy

Heiko Maas, Federal Foreign Minister since March 2018

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Heiko Maas


Germany and Kuwait

BM Steinmeier Bundeskanzlerin Merkel - Sicherheitskonferenz Palästina 2008

Foreign policy issues

Peace and freedom are the focal points of German foreign policy. They can only be guaranteed through cooperation in a spirit of trust and a fair balancing of interests with our partners in the United Nations, NATO, G8, OSCE and EU.

Europaeische Union

German policy on Europe

After centuries of bloody conflict, the integration of states and their interests has defeated nationalism and brought Europe an unparalleled period of peace, prosperity and stability. That is why the completion of European integration is our top political objective.

Foreign and European Policy


German Parliament launches web page in Arabic language

Reichstag in Berlin

On June 6th, 2011, the German Parliament (Bundestag) launched an Arabic language version of its website (   The Bundestag announced on Monday that the Arabic version of its website will provide information on the role and work of the Bundestag, the legislative procedure in Germany and the German electoral system.   The President of the Bundestag, Norbert Lammert, praised the Arabic version of the website as a very practical und useful help for people in Arab countries “who are struggling for freedom and democracy as well as for building a parliamentary culture”.

Information from the Federal Foreign Office