July 25, 2019 / 4:19 PM / a month ago

Germany ready to take part in Hormuz naval mission: RND media group

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is ready to take part in a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, media group RND reported, citing participants in a meeting of parliament’s foreign relations committee.

RND said Foreign Minister Heiko Maas had told the special meeting of the committee on Wednesday: “We want to be there.”

A mandate for joining the mission would be voted on in parliament, RND added. There was no immediate comment available from the German Foreign Ministry, when contacted by Reuters.

Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Peter Graff

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