The Federal Republic of Germany and Fiji have maintained diplomatic relations since 1 August 1973. Germany does not have an embassy in the country itself but is represented by the German Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand. The Republic of Fiji’s mission abroad responsible for Germany is based in London.
Bilateral economic relations are limited. Imports to Germany amounted to 1.237 million euros in 2018 while German exports totalled 8.146 million euros (source: Federal Statistical Office).
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH maintains a regional office in the capital Suva and coordinates Germany’s development cooperation with the region from there, such as a regional programme on adaptation to climate change and regional projects promoting the protection of marine and coastal biodiversity as well as forest conservation.
Germany also supports the development of the Pacific island state through its contributions to the European Development Fund (EDF) and has implemented micro-projects in the fields of infrastructure, schools and vocational training and health care in the past.
In 2017, the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 took place in Bonn under the Presidency of Fiji. The good and close cooperation between our countries helped to ensure that conference was a success. Fiji is a member of our Group of Friends on Climate and Security in the United Nations.