1. German Unity Run in Addis Ababa on 3 October 2015
  2. Gitarristin Heike Matthiesen Classical Guitar concerts in Addis Ababa
  3. Einweihung Addis Abeba Platz City of Leipzig inaugurates Addis Ababa Square

German Unity Run in Addis Ababa on 3 October 2015

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of German Unity, 3 October 2015, the German Embassy and GIZ, under the joint patronage of Athlete Haile Gebreselassie and the German Ambassador, H.E. Joachim Schmidt, in cooperation with the Great Ethiopian Run, are organizing the “German Unity Run” in Addis Ababa.

Gitarristin Heike Matthiesen

Classical Guitar concerts in Addis Ababa

The classical guitar player Heike Matthiesen performed two concerts in Addis Ababa

Einweihung Addis Abeba Platz

City of Leipzig inaugurates Addis Ababa Square

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International Day of Peace at German Embassy School

On the International Peace Day the German Embassy School, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation as well as the Institute for Peace and Security Studies of the Addis Ababa University organized a workshop

First German-African Business Forum

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Ambassador Schmidt visited the Kulumsa Agricultural Research Centre (KARC)

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What is it like to be the German Ambassador to Ethiopia?

Ambassador Joachim Schmidt offers a glimpse behind the scenes on the bilateral relations between Germany and Ethiopia, the unique features of our host country, and on his expectations for the future development of the country. The full interview can be found on Deutschland.de, a web portal designed in cooperation between the “Frankfurter Societäts-Medien GmbH” and the German Federal Foreign Office that aims to offer a comprehensive, modern and up-to-date picture of Germany abroad.

Journalist Training on Reporting on Violence Against Women in Ethiopia

The German Embassy is funding the Ethiopian Media Women Association in their efforts to strengthen awareness for the problem of violence committed against women in Ethiopia. A training for journalists...

UN Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa: New global partnership between developing, emerging and industrialised countries

Dr Gerd Müller, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, led the German delegation at the UN conference on Financing for Development:

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Members of the Ethiopian House of Federation visit the German State Chamber

State Minister Dr. Ute Rettler, Director of the German Federal Council, welcomed a group of high-ranking representatives of the Ethiopian House of Federation, headed by the President of the House of Federation, Ato Kassa Teklebrhan Gebrehiwot:

Germany, World Bank, UNECA to Establish New Network of Excellence on Land Governance for Africa

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, UNECA and World Bank signed a declaration of intent to establish a new network of Excellence on Land Governance (NELGA) in Africa on Monday July 13, 2015 at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa.

Germany Joins Addis Tax Initiative to Strengthen Developing Countries Domestic Resource Mobilization

More than 30 countries and international organizations have launched on 15 July 2015, on the side lines of the UN Conference on Financing for Development, the Addis Tax Initiative aimed at promoting a strong domestic tax system:

Framework Agreement on Development Cooperation

The close cooperation between the African Union and the Federal Republic of Germany has received a solid legal basis thanks to a framework agreement on development cooperation that was signed in the margin of the UN Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa on 13 July 2015:

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Signing of bilateral agreements

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany signed agreements on bilateral development cooperation for a total of 129 million Euro over the next three years with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

25 newly electrified health centres in rural areas of Ethiopia

On 9 June 2015, the German and Irish Ambassadors to Ethiopia handed over 25 solar-powered health centres in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) to the Regional Bureau of Health:

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European Climate Diplomacy Day

On the occasion of the European Climate Diplomacy Day , the German Embassy in collaboration with the British Embassy and the European Union organized an informal climate partners meeting on 17 June at...

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Message from Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of the Day of German Unity, 3 October 2015

Twenty-five years of German unity. 3 October 2015 is an occasion for us Germans to celebrate, but also to look back with gratitude.

Special Edition of Berlin Times

The Germany-based Berlin Times has issued a special edition on the occasion of 25 Years of German Unity. The issue can be downloaded for free via the following link:

Visa appointments


To apply for a visa you need an appointment. The booking of an appointment is exclusively done by using the German Embassy’s online booking system. Please find further information on the link below.

Job Vacancy

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany invites for applications for the
following job vacancy available from January, 1st 2016:

Assistant Clerk at the Visa- and Consular Section

The closing date for the submission of applications is 27th November 2015

Job Vacancy as a driver

The German Embassy in Addis Ababa invites for applications for the following job vacancy available January 1st, 2016:


Deadline for applications: 05 November 2015 

Important notice - Service of the Legal and Consular Section reduced

The service of the Legal and Consular Section including the Visa Section of the German Embassy is from now on reduced.

For inquiries in legal and consular affairs (e.g. applications for passports and collection thereof, certification of driving licences, post-legalizations, legalization of copies etc.) please contact from now on until further notice the main gate at the German Embassy, not the gate at the Legal and Consular Section.

Visa-applicants please report as usual to the entrance gate of the Visa Section.

We ask for your kind understanding and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Legal and Consular Section  

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DW Video: German Football Trainer supports Ethiopian Football Federation

Mr Joachim Fickert, a seasoned German football trainer with substantial experience in Africa and Asia, supports the Ethiopian Football Federation by training and developing the next generation of the Ethiopian national team. Mr Fickert’s engagement is financed for two years with sports support funds from the German Foreign Office. The German Olympics Sports Confederation and the German Football Association are partners in this project. Deutsche Welle has now released a video report on activities of Mr Fickert in Ethiopia. Please follow this link:

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or on the mobile phone numbers listed below.

0911 64 91 07 for visa inquiries only
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