Germany and Micronesia: Bilateral relations Micronesia

11.10.2021 - 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 primarily supports economic, social and cultural development in Micronesia through its substantial contributions to the EU’s European Development Fund (EDF) (since 2021: the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)). 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 Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

Micronesia is a member of the Group of Friends on Climate and Security in the United Nations set up by Germany and Nauru in 2018.

Bilateral trade relations are limited. According to Federal Statistical Office figures for 2020, Germany imported goods worth €16,000 from Micronesia and exported goods worth approximately €112,000.

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