Foreign and European Policy

Germany and Tanzania

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.

Merkel arrives

Germany and Africa open a new chapter

Travelling to Africa, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged the growing importance of the neighbouring continent. Africa, Merkel said in her new video podcast, is going through a period of profound changes.

BM Steinmeier Bundeskanzlerin Merkel - Kabinettsitzung in Berlin

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.

Bundeskanzlerin Merkel vor EU-Flagge

German policy on Europe

After centuries of bloody conflict, the integration of states and their interests has defeated nationalism and brought Europe an unparalleled period of peace, prosperity and stability. That is why the completion of European integration is our top political objective.

Human rights – a key priority for Germany and the European Union

Only the protection of human rights can guarantee stability and peace. It is also a prerequisite for successful sustainable development. Therefore the German Federal Government is committed to the promotion of the universal respect for human rights. Together with its European partners it strives to strengthen human rights in Tanzania and worldwide.

German Political Foundations in Tanzania

For decades four political foundations affiliated with political parties in Germany have branch offices in Tanzania. They offer a variety of programmes to deepen democracy in Tanzania.