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Rosh Hashana

Message from Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah 5777

On the occasion of Rosh Hashanah 5777, I would like to convey my very best wishes for a happy and blessed New Year to all my Jewish fellow citizens and their families and friends in Germany, Israel and around the world.

Project visits in Jhapa and Ilam, 13 - 15 September 2016

Ambassador Matthias Meyer and Deputy Chief of Mission Jacqueline Groth visited several projects in Eastern Nepal between 13 and 15 September 2016.

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Blood Bank Red Cross

Blood Bank Red Cross

Blood Bank Red Cross

Blood Bank Red Cross

town hall of Ilam

town hall of Ilam

Social Health Security Committee

Social Health Security Committee

Social Health Security Committee

Social Health Security Committee

Reviving arms control in Europe

In a personalized article published on on August 26th German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier argues for reviving arms control in Europe.

Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (24 August) issued the following statement on the death of Walter Scheel: “I am saddened by the death of Walter Scheel. The staff of the Federal Foreig...

Buddy Bär neu 1

Official Inauguration of the Buddy Bear in Kathmandu

To German Embassy’s delight on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 the 2 meters high and 50 kg heavy Buddy Bear was officially inaugurated by Ambassador Matthias Meyer in the presence of media representatives. ...

health post Dhading 2016

Inauguration and handover of health posts in Dhading district

12 July 2016: Ms. Jacqueline Groth, Deputy Chief of Mission and Head of Development Cooperation at the German Embassy, and Mr. Bishwa Prakash Subedi, Chief District Officer of Dhading, jointly inaugur...

Trishuli Hospital Inauguration 2016

Trishuli District Hospital – Pre Fabricated Structure inaugurated

On 20 June 2016 Ambassador Meyer and Officiating Secretary of Ministry of Health, Dr. Padam Bahadur Chand have officially inaugurated the Trishuli District Hospital-Pre Fabricated Structure.

Regierungskonsultationen EZ 2016

Bilateral governmental consultations with Nepal successfully completed

Bilateral governmental consultations on German-Nepal development cooperation took place in Kathmandu on the 2nd and 3rd of June, 2016. The consultations served to discuss current and planned cooperati...

Joint Statement of the United Nations in Nepal, the Embassies of Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Switzerland and the Delegation of the European Union

As members of the international community with long-standing commitments to the Government and people of Nepal, we have been following recent developments in relation to human rights and transitional ...

Environmental Management Training Programme for Developing and Emerging Countries in Germany

In support of the sustainable development goals of agenda 2030 (SDGs), Technische Universität Dresden is offering a range of environmental management courses in 2016 and 2017

Conference adolescent health

First National Conference on Adolescent Health and Development in Nepal „my Health. my Rights. our Future“

The Ministry of Health, together with the German Development Cooperation in Nepal (GIZ), is organizing a national conference on adolescent health and development on 2 and 3 May 2016 in Kathmandu. The...

In the Eyes of the Good

In the Eyes of the Good

On Friday, 29th April 2016, the German Embassy and the organization Pro Public jointly organized the event “Supporting Nepal’s Peace Process with Nonviolent Communication and Restorative Dialogue”. Th...

Joint Press Release of the European Partners

One year after the quakes: European partners pay tribute to the victims and stand by Nepal to accelerate building back better reconstruction for the most vulnerable

Recovery programme Bhaktapur

Launch of German Development Cooperation Recovery Programme Bhaktapur

On 8 April, Ambassador Meyer – together with Member of Parliament Narayan Man Bijukchhen,  Mr. Gopi Khanal, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development and the CEO of the ...

Einweihung Kileshwor

Visit of the German-South Asian Parliamentarian Group in Nepal

From 4th to 6th of April 2016 a delegation from the German-South Asian Parliamentarian Group led by the deputy chairperson of the committee, Mrs. Tabea Rößner (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), visited Nepal be...

Besuch des AWZ

Visit of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament in Nepal

From 22nd to 26th of March 2016 a delegation of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development led by the chairperson of the committee, Mrs. Dagmar Wöhrl (CSU), visited Nepal.

Ishirini Chor mit Botschafter Meyer im Residenzgarten

Fundraising concert at the residence

Ambassador Matthias Meyer invited on 1st April 2016 to a fundraising concert at the residence. The concert was featured by the Ishirini Choir from Cambridge and musicians from the Music School Kathman...

Kinder einer PASCH-Schule entdecken die Welt

Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

EU Working Group

EU Working Group

On Tuesday, 5th of April 2016, the local EU Working Group on Human Rights Defenders, which is currently chaired by the German Embassy, invited NGOs for a meeting to the residence of the Ambassador. Th...

Ambassador Matthias Meyer meets Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba

Ambassador Matthias Meyer paid a visit to Former Prime Minister and newly elected President of the Nepali Congress Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba on 15th March 2016, and congratulated Mr. Deuba at this election as the head of the largest political party of Nepal.

Cooperation Agreement for Reconstruction of Schools inked

On 03/04/2016 at the Nepalese Ministry of Education, a tripartisan cooperation agreement between the Nepalese government, the Royal Norwegian Embassy Kathmandu and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) was signed on the reconstruction of 15 schools.

Zeichnung MoU

Science Cooperation between Nepal and Germany

Kathmandu, 24.02.2016 A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for mutual scientific cooperation was signed today between Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Germany...

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World Humanitarian Day on 19 August

Aid convoy of the ICRC in the besieged city of Madaya, Syria (January 2016)

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Bärbel Kofler, issued the following statement today (19 August 2016):

Background information on World Humanitarian Day

Flagge der Vereinten Nationen

On 19 August 2003, 22 United Nations employees were killed in a bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Baghdad. Since 2009, World Humanitarian Day has been observed on 19 August of each year in...

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

German Security Council candidature logo

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

German institutions in Nepal

GIC South Asia

German Information Centre (GIC) South Asia is a one-stop shop for all your information needs on Germany and South Asia. Read their updates on bilateral relations and Germany's extensive activities in South Asia.