Germany and Gabon: Bilateral Relations

29.01.2024 - Article

Germany condemned the military putsch of 30 August 2023 and called for an immediate return to constitutional order.

Cooperation in science and research is a pillar of the two countries’ bilateral relations, which have evolved over many years. The Gabonese research institute Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL), which is funded by Germany, plays a leading role in research into tropical diseases such as malaria. Other areas of cooperation include climate action and the preservation of biodiversity.

Promoting the German language is one priority of bilateral cultural relations, and around 4,400 people are learning German at 27 schools. In 2010, a German Department was established at the Université Omar Bongo in Libreville. Two schools that teach German receive special funding as part of the “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative. Student and academic exchanges are also organised.

With its wealth of natural resources, Gabon is classified as a middle-income country and therefore does not benefit from German bilateral development cooperation.


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