Frank-Walter Steinmeier is Germany's Foreign Minister in Angela Merkel's coalition government.
Germany's foreign minister has praised Colombia's overtures of peace with FARC rebels. His visit to Bogota comes as government representatives and the National Liberation Army (ELN) plan formal negotiations.
The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia have failed to agree on a roadmap for the peace process in eastern Ukraine. Germany's Steinmeier said paying "lip service" to the conflict would not solve it.
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and 13 of his colleagues have called for a relaunch of European arms control. The group said more dialogue is needed to prevent an arms race after Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz is reported to be seeking a move to the corridors of power in Berlin. It's led to speculation he might become the SPD's candidate to stand against Chancellor Angela Merkel.