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Helmut Schmidt / official portrait 1985

Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

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. [...]"

Day of German Unity 2015

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...

Germany temporarily resumes border controls

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...

IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.

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...

Concert of Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra

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...

Remembrance Day International Holocaust

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...

Presentation of A1 certificate

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...

Reception on October 3, 2014

Greeting by Ambassador Andreas Zimmer on the Day of German Unity Honourable Ministers, Honourable officials of the Government of the State of Eritrea, Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps,...

Deutscher Medienpreis Entwicklungspolitik

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.

Human Rights Council

Germany’s human rights policy

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.

Jugendliche vor dem Computer

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The Ambassador

Dr. Andreas Zimmer

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade and Invest

Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.

International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)

Bundestag Innen

Would you like to work at the German Parliament? Well, if you come from Central, Eastern or South-Eastern Europe, Israel or the USA, the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) scheme gives you...

Latest news from Germany

Information about German foreign and European policy and major domestic issues.


Sportförderung Auswärtiges Amt

Sport means more than competition – it also stands for fairness, respect and human encounters. Sport can be a great force for integration, bringing people together across national frontiers.

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German Information Centre brings Germany to Africa

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