Foreign policy

The main entrance of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. The main entrance of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. (© AA) Here you can inform yourself on the principles of German foreign policy and the relations between Germany and Africa in general and Germany and Zimbabwe in particular.

Minister Niebel in 2012

Germany and Zimbabwe

Read more about the diplomatic relations between Germany and Zimbabwe! Here you find information about the most important bilateral events.

Human Rights Council

Germany’s human rights policy

Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.

Guido Westerwelle bei Pressekonferenz in Brüssel

Germany's Foreign and EU policy

According to Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle German foreign policy has been marked by continuity during the last few decades. At the same time it reflects the changing world around us.

Foreign policy

Das Europaparlament in Straßburg

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Strategy for Africa

Minister Westerwelle introduced the Federal Government’s Strategy for Africa. For Germany this highlighted the necessity to maintain and deepen old friendships, but also to make a concerted and conscious effort to establish new ones.