Germany has been re-elected to the UN’s Security Council. MEP and member of the Green Party Barbara Lochbihler tells #theday is a sign of trust between the UN and Germany and is thanks to the stabilizing roll Germany plays in world affairs.
The French Foreign Ministry has said "non merci" to a suggestion by Germany's finance minister to turn France's UN Security Council seat into a joint EU one. An attempt to sweeten the deal didn't work.
The US ambassador to the United Nations announced the planned meeting on Twitter. Russia said it opened fire after the Ukrainian ships illegally entered its territorial waters on Sunday.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas finished his trip to China looking ahead to Germany's seat on the UN Security Council beginning in 2019. He said arms control was a particular challenge for both countries to tackle.
International expectations are high after Germany's bid for a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council won overwhelming support earlier this year. But fulfilling them all could prove tricky.
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