1. Launch of the Ambassador & CEO Club Launch of the Ambassador & CEO Club
  2. Christoph Strässer in Indonesia German Commissioner for Human Rights Policy visits Indonesia
  3. picture-banner-ger-saison German Season 2015
Launch of the Ambassador & CEO Club

Launch of the Ambassador & CEO Club

On Sep 23, Deputy Head of Mission Thorsten Hutter attended the launch of the Ambassador & CEO Club at the UBM Grand Auditorium. It was supported by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs and Ministry of Tourism. The opening ceremony, attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps and the business community, was followed by a talk show on "Wonderful Indonesia and Tourism Business in Other Countries".

Christoph Strässer in Indonesia

German Commissioner for Human Rights Policy visits Indonesia


German Season 2015

German Season

German Season 2015 - "Together Towards the Future"

Under the motto „Together Towards the Future“, the German Season will begin on 5 September 2015 in Indonesia. On 9 June 2015 the official website for the German Season 2015 was launched at a press conference with Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel, Dr. Heinrich Blömeke, Institute Director at Goethe-Institute Jakarta, and Jan Rönnfeld, Managing Director at EKONID.

German Indonesian Energy Dialogue 2015

German Indonesian Energy Dialogue 2015

The Indonesian-German Energy Dialogue 2015, the first of its kind, discussed in high-profile panels German and Indonesian experiences in energy policy.

Fostering Ideas - Science Exhibition

Fostering Ideas - Science Exhibition 2015

German-Indonesian scientific and technological exchange will be presented in a special exhibition held from 5 until 15 October 2015 in the Museum Nasional. Apart from the German scientific system several bilateral projects in the areas of biodiversity, forest research, geothermal energy and marine science will be shown. Furthermore, a number of German companies doing business in Indonesia will have the possibility to present their high-tech products.

Climate Concert Grrraaahhh 2015

Climate Concert - Grrraaahhh

On Saturday, 10 October 2015 the German Embassy in cooperation with the Embassies of France and Great Britain will organize a pop concert in Pasar Santa in order to focus people’s minds to issues of climate change and the question what measures every individual could take in order to slow down this process. Apart from music you can also attend a cook show, watch a stand-up comedian or participate in a workshop for creative writing related to the topic of climate change. More attractions will be offered by the tenants of Pasar Santa and numerous organizations active in environmental protection. We are looking forward to your visit!

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German Ambassador calls for ambitious climate-change agreement

On the occasion of the network meeting of high-ranking diplomats (Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia - FPCI), the German Ambassador called Indonesia and the international community to conclude an ambitious climate-change agreement during COP21 taking place in Paris at the end of this year.


The ASEAN Economic Community

On the eve of the “ASEAN Economic Community” (taking effect on 31 December 2015), the German Embassy and Ernst & Young jointly compiled a 50-pages information brochure “The ASEAN Economic Community: Can the reality match the vision?”

Small Projects

Small Projects 2015

After several years, the Embassy has resumed to support so-called small projects in Indonesia.  This year, we selected four very different projects in four regions of Indonesia covering areas like agriculture, health and disaster prevention measures.


Germany and Indonesia sign agreements on Technical Cooperation

German Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel and Ministry of Finance Director General Mr. Robert Pakpahan signed comprehensive agreements on Technical Cooperation in the Ministry of Finance on 7 July 2015.


Ambassador Witschel meets Governor Ahok

On Friday, 26 June, the German Ambassador Dr Georg Witschel made his inaugural visit to the Governor of the province of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama ("Ahok").

Signing of Agreement on Financial Cooperation

Signing of Agreement on Financial Cooperation

On 16 March 2015 Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel and Director General Mr. Robert Pakpahan signed an agreement on Financial Cooperation in the Ministry of Finance.

German Ambassador's Letter of Condolence to Minister of Foreign Affairs, H. E. Retno L. Marsudi

Your Excellency,

With great sadness I learnt about the terrible air crash in Medan on 30 June, killing more than 100 members of the Indonesian armed forces and their families as well as a number of civilians. Allow me to convey my most sincere condolences on this tragic loss of life. Our thoughts are with the bereaved families and friends of the victims. It is a great loss for them, but also for the Indonesian nation as a whole. I wish all those, who have been injured, a speedy and complete recover.

Expressing again my profound sympathy, 

I am truly yours,

Georg Witschel

German Defense Attaché, Colonel Joachim Sproll, conveys his condolences to the Minister of Defense, General (ret) Ryamirzad Ryacudu

1 July 2015
Dear Excellency,

With deep regrets we have heard about the tragic incident of the aircraft of the Indonesian Armed forces in Medan yesterday.
On behalf of the German Armed Forces we would like to convey our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and wishes are with the victims and their families and friends.

Joachim Sproll
German Defense Attaché


Farewell to PAD Laureates 2015

On June 23, representatives of the Goethe-Institute and the German Embassy bade farewell to the four laureates of the PAD (Pädagogischer Austauschdienst / Pedagogic Exchange Service) at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.


Delegation trip to Bali

A delegation comprising of German development and business organisations in Indonesia, led by Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel and accompanied by the German Honorary Consul in Bali, Robert Jantzen, learned about recent economic developments on a visit to Bali.

EU Blue Book 2015

The EU Blue Book 2015 Is Green

The EU Blue Book 2015 is green: focus of this year’s EU Blue Book is climate change under the motto: “putting people first”.

The international jury representing 14 of the world's language regions

DW Award: "The Bobs" names its winners for 2015

The international jury at "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" has awarded its laurels for 2015. In addition to the Jury honors, Internet users spanning the globe voted for winners in the contest's 14 languages.

ASEAN 2015 and beyond

New survey presented: “ASEAN 2015 and beyond: Are German Investors missing out?”

The study “ASEAN 2015 and beyond: Are German Investors missing out?” was made public on 16 April 2015.

Indogreen 2015

Indogreen 2015

On  15 April 2015, Ina von Frantzius, Head of Development Cooperation at the German Embassy, together with Dr. Yetti Rusli MSc from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), handed over the price for the best logo design for the forest management units (FMUs/KPH). The ceremony took place within the framework of the 7th International Exhibition and Business Forum on Forest Product, Services, Technology, Forestry Investment, Business, Forest Safety and Forest CSR http://indogreen-ina.com/ .

The MoEF had previously launched a nationwide logo competition to achieve the most appealing design. The new KPH logo will give the KPHs an excellent corporate identity and recognition value.

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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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