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Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt:
“Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"
Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt
Ambassador Dr. Zimmer and his wife have invited to a reception for the German Day of Unity 2015. Under the guests were ministers, diplomats, Eritrean partners and friends. Around 250 guests enjoyed th...
Day of German Unity 2015
Sep 15, 2015
On September 13, German Interior Minister de Maizière announced the temporary resumption of border controls at the internal Schengen borders. Travellers with a valid Schengen visa will b...
Germany temporarily resumes border controls
Ghirmay Ghebreslassie was in the spotlight in the opening competition of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
The 19-year-old created his own piece of athletics history by becoming the younges...
IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
On the occasion of the independance celebration in Eritrea on May 24, the Philharmonie Leipzig came to Asmara with support of the Goethe Institut.
Under the direction of Prof. Michael Köhler 35 membe...
Concert of Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra
On the occasion of the Remembrance day for the International Holocaust, the Embassy held a commemoration evening on January 27, 2015 in cooperation with the Embassy of the State of Israel, the UN Repr...
Remembrance Day International Holocaust
On October 15, 2014, 28 students of the Eritro-German-Center in Asmara received their A1 certifactes of the Goethe Institute. For this accomplishment to be possible, the Goethe Institute sent its head...
A1 certificate Goethe Institute
Greeting by Ambassador Andreas Zimmer on the Day of German Unity
Honourable officials of the Government of the State of Eritrea,
Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps,...
Reception on October 3, 2014
German Development Media Awards presented
At a presentation in Berlin, seven journalists have been honoured with the German Development Media Award for their excellent work in the field of human rights and development. This prize is awarded jointly by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Deutsche Welle (DW).
The German Development Media Awards honor journalists who retain their independence, take on topics related to human rights and expose problems that usually are hardly covered or not covered at all by the media. They recognize courage and dedication and honor the people who advocate respecting and protecting human rights and who remind us that access to education and equal opportunities are universal rights.
Link to the site of Deutsche Welle (DW)
Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.
Germany’s human rights policy
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