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No secret diplomacy here: Federal Foreign Office social media accounts on specific issues

13.01.2022 - Article

Whether on Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn: the Federal Foreign Office invites users to engage in a dialogue on the entire spectrum of German foreign policy on social media accounts.

Foreign policy is garnering a great deal of attention

The Federal Foreign Office has specialised Twitter accounts
The Federal Foreign Office has new specialised Twitter accounts© Auswärtiges Amt

Foreign policy is garnering lots of attention these days, also on social media.

In order to make foreign policy even more transparent and to enable those interested in politics to learn more about foreign policy issues, many top officials as well as units within the Ministry 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. 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

Twitter

@AA_Kultur: Cultural relations and education policy

@AA_SicherReisen: Travel and security advice from our Crisis Response Centre

@AA_stabilisiert: Crisis prevention, stabilisation, post-conflict peacebuilding and humanitarian assistance

@GermanyonBrexit: Germany’s view on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (English)

@GERonEurope: Germany's view on Europe and the EU

@GermanyonUN: Germany’s views on international order, the United Nations and arms control (English)

@GERClimatEnergy: German energy policy and climate diplomacy (English)

@GERonEconomy: Foreign trade and investment policy and sustainable development (English)

@GERonAfrica: German policy on Africa (English)

@GERonAsia: German policy on Asia (English)

@GERonOstpolitik: German policy on Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (English)

@GERonStratCom: Strategic communication of the Federal Foreign Office (English)

@Planungsstab: Federal Foreign Office Policy Planning Staff (English)

@GERDigitalEnvoy: International digitalisation policy at the Federal Foreign Office

@GermanyOnMena: German policy on the Middle East and North Africa 

@GermanyOnIntLaw: German engagement international issues

@GermanSRAP: Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Instagram:

@auswaertigesamt_karriere: Training and career at the Federal Foreign Office

@traininginternationaldiplomats: Training for International Diplomats

LinkedIn:

Coordinator for German Personnel in International Organisations

Main channels of the Federal Forein Office

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