The Foreign Office has a presence worldwide through just under 230 missions abroad. The headquarters in Berlin and ever more embassies and consulates also have a home in the digital world.
With the Hilde Domin Programme, the Federal Foreign Office and the German Academic Exchange Service are founding a new scholarship programme for students and doctoral candidates who are denied the opportunity to study or complete a doctoral programme in their countries of origin.
On 13 April, Germany held its first foreign and security policy consultations with Japan, a partner with shared values. The talks took place in 2+2 format, with each country being represented by its Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence.
The situation in Yemen is dramatic, with no sign of a solution to the conflict even after six years. Germany is holding talks in Berlin with its international partners on how to provide concrete support to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen’s efforts to achieve peace.
Marking the seventieth year of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, is visiting Germany from 11 to 13 April. As a neighbour of Afghanistan, China and India, Pakistan plays an important role with a view to stability in South Asia.
Key aspects of bilateral relations include the political development of the Republic of North Macedonia following independence, Germany’s role as the country’s leading cooperation partner and the close…
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are in place for entry into Germany from a large number of countries. Moreover, persons arriving from many countries are obliged to self-isolate for a period of 10 days. More details are available here.