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Intensifying cooperation with the Caribbean Community

Foreign Minister Steinmeier invited his counterparts from the states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to a conference in Berlin on 2 March. more

Steinmeier in Latin America

"Germany sees Latin America as a partner region with great potential. Our partnership is based on shared values and cultural ties. We want to work together to shape globalisation in a responsible way." more

Latin America 

In the realm of international relations, Germany’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean stand out as something special. Shared values and similar interests, as well as the close cultural ties that have developed over the years, form a unique basis for shaping cooperation that is both mutually beneficial at the bilateral level and responsible at the multilateral level. more

Economic relations 

Relations between German business and the countries of South America have a long tradition. Many German companies have been present in the region for over a century and have an excellent reputation there. Today, many emerging economies of Latin America are attractive business partners for Germany. more

Development cooperation

Bilateral development cooperation with various Latin American and Caribbean countries is an important aspect of German‑Latin American relations. Over the past years and decades, Latin America has made significant progress in development. more

Education and research

Latin America is constantly becoming more important in the sphere of science, research and innovation. The region is becoming an increasingly important partner for Germany as a result. The growing internationalisation of academic cooperation is reflected in the large number of collaborations between German and Latin American universities and research institutes. more

Promoting human rights in Latin America

A common commitment to universal and indivisible human rights links Germany with its partners in Latin America. Despite shared values, in some Latin American states there are still major tasks to be tackled. more

Environmental and climate policy 

Germany is actively cooperating with its partners in Latin America on environmental and climate issues. Important areas of cooperation are water management, renewable energies, energy efficiency, nature reserve management and support for environmental authorities. more

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