Foreign and European Policy

Germany and Tanzania

Germany and Europe

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.

Together for Peace

The Technical Advisory Group of the German Military contributes to the architecture of peace and stability in Africa. Here in Tanzania their projects aim to strengthen the peacekeeping capacities of t...









Foreign and European Policy

German Development Minister visits Tanzania

On this 2-days visit to Tanzania Dr. Gerd Müller, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany, met with high-level representatives of the Tanzanian government, business representatives, civil society, bi- and multilateral donors as well as religious leaders. In Daressalam he opened the new home of Aga Khan University`s School of Nursing and Midwifery at Salama House. This state-of-the-art facility will educate nursing and midwifery leaders dedicated to saving lives and improving health care for the people of Tanzania.  In the Selous, the oldest and largest protected area in Africa, the Minister handed over a Husky aircraft that will be deployed by Frankfurt Zoological Society in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority TAWA for surveillance of wildlife and to support the fight against poaching.

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

Lake Taganjika in Burundi

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.

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.