Foreign policy is garnering a great deal of attention
Whether it be Brexit, the policy on Eastern Europe or reactions to acute crises: foreign policy is garnering lots of attention these days, also on social media. Almost one million people are following the Federal Foreign Office on Twitter, just under 300,000 on Facebook and more than 200,000 on Instagram. Controversial issues prompt hundreds, and sometimes more than a thousand, user comments every day.
In order to make foreign policy even more transparent and to enable those interested in politics to learn more about foreign policy issues, twenty top officials as well as units within the Ministry also communicate on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Top diplomats have their own accounts
Some of the accounts have a regional focus, for example our policy on Asia, Africa, the EU or Eastern Europe. Others cover specific issues, such as Brexit, stabilisation and humanitarian assistance, the United Nations, training at the Federal Foreign Office or cultural relations and education policy. The Crisis Response Centre has a Twitter account (@AA_SicherReisen) to supplement its Sicher Reisen app. The Policy Planning Staff, too, maintains a Twitter feed that gives users an insight into its daily activities.
The German missions abroad are also expanding their social media footprint. They already reach more than six million followers and friends around the world through more than 300 accounts. Everyone who has not already connected with us is more than welcome to do so – we look forward to the conversation!
Links to the accounts
Coordinator for German Personnel in International Organisations