The Federal Republic of Germany and Chad have maintained diplomatic relations since 1960. The Federal Government’s engagement is part of a comprehensive approach and a combination of foreign, development and security policy.
Germany’s main interest in Chad is to continue to work on building a stable state with sound institutions, good governance and respect for human rights. In the fields of culture and science, the University of Frankfurt/Main is conducting research and excavation projects in the city of Mao (to the north east of N’Djaména).
Bilateral development cooperation focuses on post-conflict peacebuilding, humanitarian and transitional development assistance and regional stabilisation projects. The German stabilisation concept centres around strengthening civil-military coordination and cooperation as well as coordinated activity by the international community in consultation with neighbouring countries. The new Partnership for Security and Stability in the Sahel (P3S), a Franco-German initiative, provides the opportunity to intensify political dialogue with the government and to drive forward reforms. Efforts to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 are helping to increase the visibility of German engagement in Chad.