Politics & Foreign Policy

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Bangladesh and Germany

Diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Federal Republic of Germany were established in 1972. Our two countries can look at a longstanding and fruitful cooperation especially in the fields of development cooperation, trade and culture. If you are looking for more detailed information on the priority areas of our bilateral development cooperation, trade figures or cultural projects you will find them here.

Bilateral Relations

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the 53rd Munich Security Conference. During the bilateral meeting both leaders discussed various issues relating to...

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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. Former 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.

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German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

Foreign policy issues

Peace and freedom are the focal points of German foreign policy. They can only be guaranteed through cooperation in a spirit of trust and a fair balancing of interests with our partners in the United Nations, NATO, G8, OSCE and EU.

Politics & Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel