Germany is very relieved that Dr. Moncef Kartas, a German-Tunisian national and member of the Panel of Experts on the 1970 committee specializing in arms embargos, was released from prison in Tunisia today. We had intensively worked with the United Nations to this end. The immunity of UN employees and experts is fundamental for the functioning of the multilateral order and must be respected by everyone.
Germany made it very clear in the Security Council today that monitoring the arms embargo is of great importance. The ongoing violations of the embargo contribute to a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation.