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Participate in the Munich Security Conference 2015 - Apply to become "MSC Junior Ambassador"

In the run-up to its 51st edition in 2015, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) is announcing the third round of the Munich Security Conference Junior Ambassadors program. Through an essay contest, three dedicated students or young professionals will be given the opportunity to attend next year's MSC. The program is open to young professionals and students who were born in or after 1986. 

For further information, please consult the pdf-attachment or the following link:

http://www.facebook.com/MunSecConf

German Embassy Addis Ababa

German Embassy celebrates 24 Years of German Unity

The German Embassy in Addis Ababa celebrated its national holiday, the Day of German Unity, 0n 3 October. The peaceful revolution in Eastern Germany, which culminated in the fall of the Berlin Wall 25...

Federal President Joachim Gauck

Federal President Joachim Gauck for the 2014 Day of German Unity

When we celebrate our National Day this year, a quarter of a century after the peaceful revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall, we recall that German unity was not simply a stroke of luck.

EU jointly released a bi-lingual calendar of 16 months

The EU+, which constitutes the European Union Delegation in Ethiopia as well as EU Member States and Norway, jointly released a bi-lingual calendar of 16 months which uniquely combines Ethiopian and European calendars together and colourfully depicts the EU-Ethiopia cooperation in 16 different areas.

 

New Ethiopian-German Home Grown PhD Scholarship Programme launched

The Ethiopian Ministry of Education and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have signed a cooperation agreement on a joint PhD scholarship programme. The agreement shall be in force until 2019. Up to 40 PhD Candidates shall be awarded a scholarship per annual intake.   

First German-British-French Climate Day on 09. September 2014

On the occasion of  the first German-British-French Climate Day on 09 September 2014, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Addis Ababa , the British Department for International Developme...

Government negotiations on bilateral development cooperation successfully concluded

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany have agreed on the terms of their bilateral Development cooperation 2015-2017. His Excellency, State Minister Ato Ahmed Shide in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and His Excellency, the Deputy Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Thomas Silberhorn, conluded the triennal negtiations by signing the summary record of negotiations on 4 September in Addis Ababa.      

German Ambassador hands over final certificates at German-Ethiopian training course for Ethiopia’s Premier League football coaches


Ambassador Schmidt officially accredited as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of German

On 20/8, Ambassador Joachim Schmidt has been officially accredited as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ethiopia, by presenting his credentials to the President of the Republic of Ethio...

Germany supports refugee support project of the UN World Food Programme in Ethiopia

The project "Food Assistance for Somali, Eritrean and Sudanese Refugees" aims at improving food security in several refugee camps in Ethiopia. Germany supports this project until the end of 2014 with a grant of 750.000€. 

PDC Kooperation

German Embassy supports the „Peace and Development Center“ Addis Ababa

Ambassador Joachim Schmidt and the PDC’s Executive Director, Ayten Anemaw Birhanie, agreed on Thursday, 31/7 the new project “The New Generation of Human Rights Activists – Traditional Elders”.

Local EU statement on the situation in Ethiopia

The European Union Delegation issued the following statement on 30 July 2014 in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Ethiopia:

60th Anniversary of the University of Gondar

The University of Gondar (UoG) recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and recognized the important role of the University of Leipzig in the development of the University. The UoG started as a Medical College under the Addis Ababa University. Since 1979 the University of Leipzig played an important role in establishing high quality medical training in Gondar.

Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa

The German cabinet decided on 21 May the new Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa drafted by the Federal Foreign Office. The guidelines summarise the context, principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy.

Gedenkjahr 2014 - 1. Weltkrieg

The First World War

A flood of books is the first herald of a special period of commemoration: since the beginning of 2013, more than 110 books dealing with World War One (1914-1918) have been published or announced. Aus...

Außenminister Steinmeier

Welcome speech by Foreign Minister Steinmeier at the event “1914 – a Failure of Diplomacy”

Student vor WWW auf einer Tafel

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World Start

CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World

Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989 Start

Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims Start

Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims

“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand Start

“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand

Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg Start

Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg

Learning German at PASCH schools Start

Learning German at PASCH schools

A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium Start

A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium

Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The Start

Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The

Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago Start

Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

The Golden Letter from Myanmar Start

The Golden Letter from Myanmar

21st International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart Start

21st International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart

Comedy in Germany Start

Comedy in Germany

Berlinale 2014 – European Film Market sets a new record Start

Berlinale 2014 – European Film Market sets a new record

Food Safety in Germany - One Focus of Green Week 2014 Start

Food Safety in Germany - One Focus of Green Week 2014

German Beer - Centuries of Tradition Start

German Beer - Centuries of Tradition

Christmas Markets – a German Tradition Start

Christmas Markets – a German Tradition

Germany celebrates 40 years as a member of the UN Start

Germany celebrates 40 years as a member of the UN

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Elections in Germany

Best of Germany: Riesling Wine Start

Best of Germany: Riesling Wine

Castle Country Start

Castle Country

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Excellence Initiative

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Studying in Germany

Berlinale 2013 Start

Berlinale 2013

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Berlin's Fashion Scene

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Oktoberfest Munich Start

Oktoberfest Munich

International Literature Festival Start

12th International Literature Festival in Berlin

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Conference on Internet and Human Rights

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Festival Culture in Germany

Franco-German Youth Office Start

Franco-German Youth Office

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Important Information:

In case the Embassy cannot be reached due to technical problems, please contact the Embassy via the following e-mail address:  addis-abeba%27%diplo%27%de,info

or on the mobile phone numbers listed below.

0911 64 91 07 for visa inquiries only
and
0912 09 42 26 for Embassy matters.

Change in visa application procedures

From 6 June 2013, the visa section of the Embassy Addis Abeba will be connected to VIS, the data exchange service of the Schengen states.  From this date onwards, all applicants have to present themselves in person at the visa section of the Embassy, unless they were fingerprinted during an earlier applicatino for a Schengen-visa and if that application was lodged no longer than 59 months previously.
Details can be found on this information sheet.

Appointment-System for lodging visa applications

From 1 May 2013, you are obliged to make an appointment for lodging your visa application via an internet-based booking system!

More information!

Appointments for counselling on scholarships

From 19 August 2013, you are also obliged to make an appointment for counselling on scholarships via the internet-based booking system!  

Africa and Germany

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Oct 23, 2014 9:38 AM

Meeting in Berlin with Nigerian Foreign Minister

In a joint statement with his Nigerian counterpart Aminu Wali in Berlin on October 21, Foreign Minister Steinmeier highlighted the close and ever more intensive cooperation with Nigeria. The Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs was in Berlin to attend the meeting of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission. The focus of the discussion was on bilateral relations between Nigeria and Germany, the situation in the countries hit by the Ebola epidemic, and current developments in Africa.

Oct 22, 2014 9:42 AM

Germany Increases Funds for Ebola Fight in West Africa

In response to the still developing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the German Government is making available another 84.7 million Euro for efforts to fight the disease. That brings the total of Germany’s financial help to over 100 million Euro. Speaking in the Bundestag on October 16, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that epidemics like Ebola concern us all because they do not stop at national borders. In a globalized world, she said, the spread of Ebola can be stemmed only through much closer international cooperation and with much more effective structures.

Oct 21, 2014 8:40 AM

Future is bright for Zambian-German business prospects

Over the past 50 years, Zambia has proven to be one of Germany’s key co-operation partners with bilateral ties reaching beyond development cooperation, culture and politics, to include business.