Germany and Micronesia: Bilateral relations

22.02.2024 - Article

Micronesia and Germany enjoy amicable political relations. Diplomatic contacts are maintained by the German Embassy in Manila.

From 1899 to 1914, Micronesia was part of the colony German New Guinea.

Germany supports Micronesia via its contributions to the EU’s Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) (until 2021: European Development Fund (EDF). Micronesia also plays a role in Germany’s close cooperation on climate change with the countries in the South Pacific, particularly within the framework of regional programmes run by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the Federal Government, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

Micronesia is a member of the Group of Friends on Climate and Security in the United Nations, founded by Germany and Nauru.

Bilateral trade relations are limited. According to Federal Statistical Office figures for 2023, Germany imported goods worth €8,000 from Micronesia and exported goods worth approximately €57,000.

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