Bilateral political relations

Ethio-German relations have traditionally been close and friendly. The two countries established diplomatic relations on 7 March 1905, and in 1907 the German Embassy moved into its premises on a site provided by Emperor Menelik II, where it is still located today. German and Ethiopian leaders have visited each other's countries...

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Never forget

Together with the Embassy of the State of Israel and many other Embassies and guests, the German Embassy commemorated on 10 February 2017 the victims of the Holocaust.

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Germany will assume the G20 Presidency on 1 December 2016

The 20 leading industrialised countries and emerging economies account for almost two thirds of the world population, more than four fifths of gross world product and three quarters of world trade. Th...

Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier promises UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Grandi, 61 million Euros for acute crises in Africa

The former Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on 7 November 2016 following his meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, in B...

Important step towards a settlement of the Sudan conflict

After months of negotiations, in the evening of 8 August 2016 the Sudanese opposition groups SPLM-N, JEM-Gibril, SLA-Minni Minnwi and the Umma-party signed the “Roadmap Agreement” devised by the AU Hi...

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

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.

25 Years German-Polish Friendship Treaty

On Friday, 17 June 2016, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the signing of the German-Polish Friendship Treaty. What a coincidence that only the day before, the German national football team would ...

Visit of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Dr. Bärbel Kofler

One of her first official visits took newly appointed German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Dr. Bärbel Kofler to Ethiopia from 23 until 25 April. Dr. Kofler bro...

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Deportation of refugees without right of asylum

Refugees not entitled to claim asylum have to leave Germany

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

71 years ago, on 27 January 1945, troops liberated the concentration camp of Auschwitz. Liberation came too late for over a million Jews, persons with disabilities, Roma and Sinti and other “unwanted”...

Human-rights based capacity building for Ethiopian prison staff

Ambassador Joachim Schmidt and the President of the Ethiopian human rights organization Prison Fellowship - Justice for All, Pastor Daniel G/Selassie, signed a project contract at the German Embassy o...

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 during their visit to the Federal Council ...

Workshop organized by the Deutsche Welle Akademie in cooperation with the Ethiopian Press Club

The German Foreign Office funded a five-days’ training workshop on Election Reporting for Ethiopian journalists from 13 to 17 April in Addis Ababa. The training was organized and held by experts from ...

First Regional Network Meeting of African diplomats in Addis Ababa

From 26 to 29 April 2015 the First Regional Network Meeting of African participants at the "Training for International Diplomats", which is organized by the German Foreign Office, took place in Addis ...

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Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Germany intends to become inclusive: With the National Action Plan to Implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Federal Government of Germany is setting a process in motion which will exert a major influence in the next ten years not only on the lives of persons with disabilities, but on those of everyone in Germany. The idea of inclusion, which is the central guiding concept of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will change our everyday culture.