The Embassy is closed on 24 December until 26 December 2014 and on 31 December 2014 until 1 January 2015.
Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office
2014 is coming to an end, and the staff of the German Foreign Office have a message for the world: Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains
As Christmas approaches in Germany, it’s time to decorate. That also means getting out the traditional hand-made woodcraft - including pyramids, nut-crackers and the famous Schwibbögen, or decorative candle-holders. German craftsmen and women have managed to keep the tradition of this old miners’ art alive.
On 17 December Ambassador Dr. Witschel met the new director of the Investment Coordinating Board BKPM Mr. Franky Sibarani.
… all those rare species only (still) exist in this combination in the Leuser ecosystem in the North of Sumatra, Indonesia. With roughly 2,6 Mio ha tropical forest the Leuser ecosystem is also one of the largest carbon sinks in Asia. KfW development bank on behalf of the German government contributes to the conservation of this unique natural habitat.
Orang Utan, Tiger, Rhino, Elephant …
Germany supports “Burung Indonesia” since many years
The German embassy conveys its congratulation to three conservation leaders from NGO Burung Indonesia who received the Kenton Miller Award of the year. The price was handed over to them at a ceremony at the IUCN World Parks Congress in November in Sydney. The prestigious award recognises and promotes innovative approaches to conservation and sustainable management of forest ecosystem.
Together with Shinta Kamdani the Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce KADIN, Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel opened the conference on the topic “Deforestation-free Palm Oil Production” on 12 December 2014, where 120 people participated.
Conference on Deforestation-Free Palm Oil Production
During the first official visit on 10 December 2014, Ambassador Dr Witschel and Minister Indroyono recognized the excellent bilateral German-Indonesian relations.
Today (1st December 2014) delegations from around the world will come together in Lima to discuss a defining issue of global politics today: climate change. This is the 20th COP, or Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the last major meeting before the all-important UN Climate Summit in Paris in December 2015.
On 28 November Deputy Ambassador Dr Thorsten Hutter visited the Goethe Institut Jakarta to welcome the Resettlement refugees.
Second Sustainable Business Dialogue
On 19 November Deputy Ambassador Dr Thorsten Hutter welcomed the participants of the “2nd Sustainable Business Dialogue” which was dedicated to the topic of “Corporate Social Responsibility”. The conference – a concerted action of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN), the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), and the GIZ – brought together decision makers from business and politics to discuss the importance of socially responsible conduct of companies with representatives from non-governmental organizations.
On 17 November Dr Thorsten Hutter, Deputy Ambassador of the German Embassy Jakarta, visited PT Astra.
On 6th November Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel met the new Minister for Research, Technology and Higher Education, Prof. Mohamad Nasir.
On 21st October Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel met the Secretary General of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Mr. Le Luong Minh.
ASEAN secretary General
On 16 October 2014 Ambassador Dr. Witschel hosted a reception to celebrate the Day of German Unity in Dili, Timor Leste. Guests of Honour included the Secretary of State, H.E. Miguel Mantelo, and the Head of the „Casa Civil“ of the President of the Republic, Mr Fidelis Magalhaes.
Day of German Unity in Timor Leste
On 13 October 2014 the President of Timor Leste, H.E. Taur Matan Ruak, received Ambassador Dr Georg Witschel and delegation.
This announcement of the DLV (German Athletics Association) is aimed at coaches and physical education teachers in athletics. Former professional athletes who want to take up the coaching profession may also apply. The age limit is 40 years.
Coaching Courses Mainz
"A time of extremely complex problems"
Foreign Minister Steinmeier gave an interview on the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy to deutschland.de.