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Statement by Chancellor Merkel Following Crash of German Passenger Plane

Mar 24, 2014

Press statement by Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel following the crash of a German passenger plane in southern France on March 24, 2015:

Ladies and Gentlemen, shocking news is reaching us from southern France. The crash of a German plane with over 140 people on board is a shock which has plunged us into deep mourning in Germany, France, and Spain.

We still don’t know much beyond the scant flight data, and any speculation over the cause of the crash is impossible. All the details will be thoroughly investigated. 

What concerns me now is first and foremost the extent of the suffering which this disaster has brought to so many people. My thoughts and my condolences – also those of the entire federal government – are now with the people who have so abruptly lost their lives, among them, also many compatriots. Their families’ suffering now is unfathomable. We will do everything possible to ensure that they receive the assistance and support they need at such a time.

Over the past hours, I have spoken by phone with both French President François Hollande and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. We have agreed that our countries will help each other in every imaginable fashion to establish the cause of this catastrophe and to support the authorities at the crash site as well as at the airports. The Federal Foreign Office has set up a crisis task force to coordinate all efforts.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Transport Minister Dobrindt are flying this afternoon to the region. I will travel there tomorrow in order to gain a firsthand impression and talk with the local authorities. The Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hannelore Kraft, will accompany me.

But – let me finally say once again – now is the time for all of us to deeply mourn and think about the victims, their families, and friends.

(Unofficial Translation

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The Embassy has moved to new premises. 

As of September 11th, 2014, the Embassy can be reached at the following address:

Physical Address (new):

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Queens Road, Plot 1079-1084

Gaborone (Main Mall)


Postal Address and Contacts (unchanged):

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

P.O. Box 315



Tel.: +267-3953143 / 3704900

Fax: +267-3953038

Mail: gaborone%27%diplo%27%de,info

Okavango Delta on the UNESCO World Heritage List as the 1000 World Heritage Site

During its 38th session in Doha, the capital von Qatar, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee added 26 new sites to the World Heritage List. The Okavango Delta in Botswana was among the highlights.

SADC and Germany agree to jointly support the deepening of Regional Integration for the benefit of the people in the Region / German commitments to SADC in 2014 total €26 million

During Official SADC-German Consultations on 25 November 2014, both sides agreed on new overarching aims and areas for future cooperation. Moreover, Germany announced new commitments to SADC, now totaling more than €325 million over the last two decades .

Lake Taganjika in Burundi

New guidelines for Africa policy – supporting the security architecture, boosting African ownership

On 21 May 2014 the German cabinet decided on the new Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa drafted by the Federal Foreign Office. The guidelines summarise the context, principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy.


iXPOS - A Platform for Foreign Companies Interested in the German Market

iXPOS – The German Business Portal presents its newly revamped website featuring not only a new design but also an expanded content and advanced functionality to serve a wider international community.

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

Make it in germany

The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to 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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EU Council Presidency

Latvia will hold the presidency of the council of the European Union in the first half of 2015.

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Africa in Germany's foreign policy: making the most of opportunities, promoting African ownership

Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts. Yet Germany also has clearly defined interests. As a major exporting nation we need a reliable and well-functioning world trade system, which cannot exist without peace, security and stability.

Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service

The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service is the central point of contact for any questions concerning research and innovation funding. The centre informs potential applicants about the federal research structure, funding programmes and the persons to contact as well as about current funding priorities and initiatives.

Time and weather in Germany

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The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

Links to audiovisual information on the German Foreign Ministry


Under the following links you can find audiovisual information in English on the German Foreign Ministry and the German Foreign Minister:

Feature of the day: www.deutschland.de


News from Germany

Information about German foreign and European policy and major domestic issues.

Facts about Germany

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