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Welcome to the Homepage of the German Embassy!

Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia

Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia

Indonesia and Germany are strategic partners, sharing common interests, values, and a joint responsibility to contribute to a rules-based international order.

Germany provides support for the ASEAN Peoples' Forum

Germany provides support for the ASEAN Peoples' Forum

The Federal Republic of Germany provides 130.000 US-dollar in support of the 11th ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF), to be held in August 2016 in Timor Leste.

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (24 August) issued the following statement on the death of Walter Scheel: “I am saddened by the death of Walter Scheel. The staff of the Federal Foreig...

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2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Visitors will be able to savour the Olympic and Paralympic spirit at a particularly special location in Rio de Janeiro. From 4 August to 18 September, Leblon Beach will be playing host to the OliAle Pavilion, a meeting point for Brazilians, tourists and all those looking to experience Rio 2016 with a German-Brazilian atmosphere.

  Find out more about this new form of German participation in the Summer Olympics and about the Olympic games at

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Final of the International German Olympics held in the Weltsaal at the Federal Foreign Office

For two weeks, the participants have been bravely battling their way through adjective declensions and nominal constructions – but above all, they have proved their intercultural skills and made friends from all over the world. A ceremony was held at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (29 July 2016) to pay tribute to the participants and winners of this year’s International German Olympics.

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the Award rendered in the Arbitration between the Republic of the Philippines and the People's Republic of China

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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. 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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EU Council Presidency

In the second half of 2016, Slovakia will assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Australian-German Business Networking event on Innovation for Indonesias Agrifood Business on

Australian-German Business Networking event on Innovation for Indonesias Agrifood Business on 25 May 2016

AusTrade and the German Embassy Jakarta in cooperation with CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) held an Innovation Symposium to highlight the challenges and chances of future development in Agrifood business.

“Green Banking”

Green Banking: Enhancing investment opportunities in the renewable energy and energy efficiency markets

The German company Renewables Academy (RENAC) presented their three-year programme Green Banking - Capacity Building on Green Energy and Climate Finance on 15 March 2016 at the German Embassy in Jakarta.

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Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

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Closing speech by Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier at the forum 'Menschen bewegen' / 'Inspiring People'

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Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

Information about family reunification for refugees from Syria

Here you will find all the information you need about family reunification for Syrian refugees:

Global education partner

Education is considered the raw material of the 21st century. When it comes to this resource, Germany is a very rich country and sees itself as a pioneer of international knowledge networking. In “Global education partner”, the special feature in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the deutschland.de website, you can find out more about why Germany is an attractive destination for learners and teachers. And get to know people with educations and careers in which Germany has played an important role. Also in this issue: insights into the life and work of Reformer Martin Luther 500 years ago and a report on new spaces for art.

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Topical dossier on “Global education partner”


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Dr. Georg Witschel

Dr. Georg Witschel

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN

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The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

Make it in germany

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

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Aug 26, 2016 2:23 PM

Football: a billion-dollar game

The new season is coming up for German football's national league. It remains to be seen if the league will find itself again at the top of the standings, though the league's clubs have never been more profitable.

Aug 26, 2016 1:32 PM

Visegrad leaders: Merkel meets European critics of her refugee policies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived to Warsaw for talks on EU's future with representatives of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. The four countries openly oppose Berlin's refugee policy.

Aug 26, 2016 1:30 PM

Defiant Dotcom's legal saga continues

The legal saga of one of the world's most recognizable internet entrepreneurs enters a new phase on Monday when Kim Dotcom is set to appear before a New Zealand court to appeal his extradition to the United States.

Aug 26, 2016 1:26 PM

German FM Steinmeier calls for new arms control pact with Russia

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says a new arms deal would avoid further tensions with Moscow and build trust. This is his latest attempt to put an end to "saber-rattling."

Aug 26, 2016 1:14 PM

Boris Palmer: the odd Green out

Pragmatic, provocateur or populist? Boris Palmer at the Tübingen city hall

Tübingen Mayor Boris Palmer has turned heads with his provocative thoughts on refugee policy - including in his own party. What some consider populist he sees as pragmatic, and he'll continue to provoke.

Aug 26, 2016 12:17 PM

Yurii Andrukhovych: 'Germany is open to other cultures'

Ukrainian author Yurii Andrukhovych is receiving a Goethe Medal for bringing Ukraine and Germany closer. It would take a novel to explain recent events in Ukraine, he says. Perhaps he should write it in German.

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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