German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has visited the occupied Palestinian territories to express Germany’s and the European Union’s “concern” over the Zionist regime’s controversial plan to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank.
Maas arrived in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Wednesday as the first high-level European visitor since the start of the Corona pandemic, and was received by his Israeli counterpart Gabriel Ashkenasi.The visit was a first for the German Foreign Ministry.
The German Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website that “Germany and its partners in the European Union are committed to the resumption of peace negotiations and the [so-called] two-state solution in the Middle East conflict.”
Maas added that the German government, like the EU, “believes that annexation would not be compatible with international law.”
Following his talks with his Israeli counterpart, the German foreign minister also met with the prime minister of the Zionist regime, Benjamin Netanyahu.
He then traveled on to Jordan, where he held a video conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh and met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi.
by Xavier Cuesta – European Correspondent – EN