Germany will extend the ban on deportations to Syria until the end of 2018 announced the German Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maiziere at a press conference following the two-day meeting in Leipzig on Friday. The conference was attended by the 16 state interior ministers and de Maiziere. “As for Syria, I welcome very much the fact that the Interior ministries have come to a unanimous... Еще solution,” de Maiziere said. He also added that the group is supposed to make a new evaluation on the security situation in Syria. The last assessment was carried out in 2012 and since that time a moratorium on sending Syrians back to the country was in place in Germany. According to de Maiziere, if the report shows new results the extension on the ban will be discussed further.