Germany and Chad: Bilateral Relations

26.09.2023 - Article

The Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Chad have maintained diplomatic relations since 1960. The Federal Government’s engagement is part of a comprehensive approach and involves a combination of foreign, development and security policy. After the Chadian and German Governments expelled each other’s head of mission in April 2023, the Chadian Embassy in Berlin and the German Embassy in N’Djamena are currently without ambassadors. Diplomatic relations continue.

Germany’s main interest in Chad is the continuation of efforts to build a stable state with sound institutions, good governance and respect for human rights.

Chad frequently requires humanitarian assistance due to fragile livelihoods in the country’s arid and semi-arid regions, which are strongly affected by fluctuations in climate and weather. Germany helps alleviate the suffering of those in need through aid organisations such as the United Nations World Food Programme, the UNHCR and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Regional stabilisation projects place a particular emphasis on the Lake Chad region. 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 aim is to rebuild a positive state presence in conflict zones, providing security and services for the local population. In the field of development cooperation, Germany supports Chad through transitional development assistance projects and the special initiative Displaced Persons and Host Countries. The focus is on strengthening resilience, ensuring food security and improving the livelihoods of the local population and refugees. Chad also receives support through regional projects. Bilateral technical and financial cooperation with Chad has ceased.

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