Last updated in February 2017
Diplomatic relations between Germany and Fiji were established on 1 August 1973. Germany does not have an embassy in Fiji, business being taken care of by the German Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand. Fiji’s overseas mission responsible for Germany is based in London.
Bilateral economic relations are modest. According to Federal Statistical Office figures, in 2014 German imports from Fiji were worth EUR 2.426 million and German exports to Fiji EUR 8.692 million.
Fiji is the operating base for German development cooperation projects being conducted across the region. A regional programme on climate change adaptation and regional projects to protect biodiversity of the oceans and coastal areas as well as forests, which also benefit Fiji, are being conducted there by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with regional and local partners.
In addition, through its contributions to the European Development Fund (EDF), Germany supports the development of the Pacific island nation and has in the past also conducted micro-projects in the infrastructure, school, vocational training and health care sectors.
partners in the infrastructure, school, vocational training and health care sectors. Each year, a number of microprojects, worth a total of some EUR 11,000, are being conducted, including projects to secure a primary school’s drinking water supply and to provide a village with sanitation facilities.