WORLD German FM heading to Israel, Palestinian territories Thursday

WORLD

German FM heading to Israel, Palestinian territories Thursday

AFP

23:15, May 19, 2021

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas addresses a press conference with his Slovenian counterpart prior to talks on May 19, 2021 in Berlin. (Photo: AFP)

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will travel to Israel and the Palestinian territories for talks Thursday on the escalating conflict in the Middle East, a ministry spokeswoman said.

"The political talks will focus on the current escalation in the Middle East and the international efforts to end the violence," the spokeswoman said.

Maas will meet Israel's foreign and defence ministers. He will also travel to Ramallah to hold talks with the Palestinian premier.

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