Foreign and European Policy

Germany and Nepal - Bilateral Relations

Bilateral relations are close and amicable. In fifty years of diplomatic relations, a varied network of ties has been established, also outside the official sphere. Germany has firmly supported democratization in Nepal and is now also supporting the peace process. Other major aspects of the bilateral relations are development co-operation, bilateral trade and cultural exchange.

Der designierte Botschafter von Südafrika im Gespräch mit Andreas Franik

Foreign policy issues

Peace and freedom are the focal points of German foreign policy. They can only be guaranteed through cooperation in a spirit of trust and a fair balancing of interests with our partners in the United Nations, NATO, G7, OSCE and EU.

Bundestag Innen

International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)

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...

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affaris, Frank-Walter Steinmeier is visiting a photo exhibition in Nuremberg`s Palace of Justice with historic pictures of the Nuremberg trials.

Opening of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy

On Saturday (6 June) Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. The Academy underscores Germany’s international commitment to strengthening the rule of law, as Steinmeier stressed at the opening in Nuremberg.

Women in Libya

Peacemaking needs women

Women tend to be the first victims of conflict  Women play a special role in conflict prevention and peacekeeping; that’s why the United Nations Security Council has long been calling for them to be ...

HRD Nepalgunj

Respect for and development of human rights

Respect for and development of human rights are a key priority for the German Government. Germany's human rights policy in international relations has a concrete obligation: to protect individuals from violations of their rights and basic freedoms and to create a viable framework to ensure that suppression, the arbitrary use of power and exploitation no longer have a chance to flourish.

Below please find  a link to information on the protection of human rights defenders in Nepal and as well as the Germany's human rights policy.

Foreign and European Policy


German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

Logo of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

EU Council Presidency

Logo of the Maltese EU Council Presidency

In the first half of 2017, Estonia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The 2016 White Paper

Logo des Weißbuchs

The Federal Government has recast the strategic foundations of its security and defence policy. On 13 July 2016, the Federal Cabinet for the first time in ten years adopted a new White Paper on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr.

Fascinating World Heritage

Luthergedenkstätten in Wittenberg

Germany is strongly involved in the preservation of cultural monuments around the world. Now Germany has again been elected as a new member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee until 2015.

European Youth Portal