Last updated in November 2013
Relations between Germany and Andorra have traditionally been friendly and untroubled. In 1994, Germany was the fourth country to recognize Andorra after it gained independence in 1993. Andorra’s close ties with the EU (Customs Union since 1991) and its membership in the United Nations, the OSCE and the Council of Europe have also intensified bilateral relations.
On 25 November 2010, Andorra’s then Foreign Minister Xavier Espot Miró and Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle signed a tax information exchange agreement between Germany and Andorra in Berlin. The agreement entered into force on 20 January 2012.
In November 2011, Andorra’s Foreign Minister, Gilbert Saboya Sunyé, and the Vice-Chair of the Andorran Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Meritxell Mateu, travelled to Berlin under Germany’s Visitors Programme, meeting with numerous representatives of German political and economic life.
The Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra in Brussels, Ms. Eva Descarrega, is also accredited to the Federal Republic of Germany.
The German Ambassador to Spain is also accredited to Andorra. The German Consulate-General in Barcelona also serves Andorra. There are some 350 German nationals living in Andorra.