The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Christian Schlaga, and representatives of the Association of German School Societies in Namibia (AGDS), invited 19 Namibian exchange students on 16 February 2017 to relate their experiences.
19 young ‘Namibian Ambassadors’ return from Germany
In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - new Federal President
The German Embassy calls on visual artists, who are Namibian citizens or have a permanent residence in Namibia to submit a colourful design for painting the raw Buddy Bear sculpture.
Call for Proposals: A Buddy Bear for Namibia!
2nd German – African Business Summit
German Federal Minister for Development Cooperation, Dr. Gerd Müller, chatting with Namibian Minister for National Planning, the Honorable Tom Alweendo, on the occasion of their meeting at the 2nd German – African Business Summit which took place on February 09. / 10. 2017 in Nairobi / Kenya. Both ministers discussed possibilities to improve the framework for private sector investments in Namibia.
The German Ambassador to Namibia, Christian-Matthias Schlaga, and German Federal Foreign Office Regional Medical Doctor for Southern Africa, Dr Volker Schmidt, visited the Katutura State Hospital in Windhoek on 1 February 2017. Purpose of the visit had been to learn more about the hospital and its internal operations.
German Ambassador visits Katutura State Hospital
This year’s Consultations on Development Cooperation took place on the 7 and 8 of February in Windhoek. During the consultations, both parties confirmed the three focal areas of the joint cooperation: management of natural resources, sustainable economic development and transport. Among further fields of cooperation outside the focal areas, that were discussed during the consultations, are water, energy and sports. The main goal of German-Namibian development cooperation remains the fight against poverty and inequality in Namibia.
2017 Namibian-German Bilateral Consultations on Development Cooperation Successfully Concluded
“Growth that all states can afford”, is Chancellor Angela Merkel’s main goal for the German presidency of the G20. Starting December 1, 2016, Germany will be holding the chairmanship in 2017, taking over from China.
Germany’s G20 presidency: focusing on Africa
Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg.
The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.
Anniversary of the Reformation
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.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council