Politics & Foreign Policy


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

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of 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.

Germany and Europe

The making of German government policy on Europe

Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Europe, the Federal Government needs efficient policy coordination mechanisms.

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.

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

Merkel trifft Ban Ki-moon in Berlin

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

EU Council Presidency

Logo of the Maltese EU Council Presidency

In the first half of 2017, Malta will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Deutsche Welle Radio

DW Radio

Live radio broadcasts of the latest programmes