On September 5th the Geneva Initiative’s Israeli and Palestinian Directors met with Germany’s Minister of State from the Federal Foreign Office, Niels Annen at the GI’s offices in Ramat Gan. We discussed the recent political developments with annexation now off the table and exchanged views on how to move the peace process forward.
We all agreed that the recent momentum offers new opportunities for the international community and Israeli and Palestinian civil society to continue working in tandem to pave the road to peace.
Germany’s steadfast commitment to the two-state solution and its readiness to play a constructive role in the weeks and months ahead is highly valued.
The meeting was also attended by Christian Buck, Director of the Foreign Office’s Middle East Department; Susanne Wasum-Rainer, Germany’s Ambassador to Israel and a delegation of German diplomats. We express our thanks to the German Embassy in Israel for the ongoing and important dialogue.