German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at UN to lobby for Security Council seat

DW – March 27, 2018

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will try to convince UN member states of Germany’s credentials for a seat at the UN Security Council when he arrives in New York.

Maas is making his inaugural visit to the UN in New York and will be joining discussions on peacekeeping as well as meeting with Secretary General Antonio Guterres and UN ambassadors from several countries on Wednesday to highlight Germany’s qualification for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council.

“We want to be involved in tackling the biggest challenges to peace and security,” Maas said before departing Berlin, adding he wanted to speak to representatives from other countries to hear “what they expect from us.”