Defence Attaché

The Defence Attaché is the representative for the German Armed Forces in Ethiopia. In addition to Ethiopia, his area of responsibility includes Djibouti and South Sudan.

The Defence Attaché advises the Ambassador on military and security matters, as well as on relevant policy developments in the regions for which he is accredited. Another responsibility is the facilitation of cooperation between the German Federal Ministry of Defence and the Ministries of the Defence of the above-mentioned countries and the AU.

His tasks include:

-  Advising the Ambassador in matters relating to defence and military capabilities

-  Informing the German Government of developments of the Ethiopian security and defence policies, Armed Forces and armament

-  Informing the Ethiopian government authorities and NGO’s about topics of German defence policies, Armed Forces and armament

-  Coordinating of bilateral cooperation and education programmes between German and Ethiopian National Defence Forces

-  Informing the public about military questions concerning the whole spectrum of the German Federal Armed Forces

Germany in Ethiopia: Partner to the People

On Wednesday, 21 July 2017, the Chargé d’Affaires of the German Embassy signed an agreement with the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Armed forces, pledging Germany’s support for the construction of a new accommodation building inside the newly established “Peace Support and Training Center”.

Hand-Over of Out-Patient Clinic to Ethiopian Armed Forces

On 7 March 2017, during a solemn ceremony Mr. Matthias Schauer, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the German Embassy in Addis Ababa, handed over a fully equipped Out-Patient Clinic to the Major General Mulugeta Buli Technical College of the Ethiopian Armed Forces in Holeta/Region Oromia.