Role of the foreign service

The Federal Foreign Office represents Germany’s interests to the world. It promotes international exchange and offers protection and assistance to Germans abroad.  more

The Staff

Serving citizens throughout the world – that is the task of the Foreign Service with its headquarters in Berlin and its network of around 230 missions abroad. more

Germany’s foreign policy budget

Around one and a half percent of the federal budget is allocated to the Federal Foreign Office. The political challenges in North Africa, the Middle East and Europe remain priorities, as do cultural relations and education policy. more

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