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Oktoberfest 2017

Ambassador Dr. Karsten opened the Oktoberfest 2017 organized by the German Business Group Cambodia

Day of German Unity 2017

Greetings from Dr. Ingo Karsten, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Cambodia, on the occasion of the Day of German Unity 2017

Your Excellency, Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Royal Highnesses, Distinguished representatives of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Distinguis...

Launch of the new Cambodian Border Management System (CBMS)

On 26 September the deputy head of the Embassy has attended the launching event of the new “Cambodian Border Management System (CBMS)” presided by H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interi...

14th International Music Festival

14th International Music Festival Phnom Penh

Upcoming Event supported by the German Embassy: 14th International Music Festival Phnom Penh from 10 until 26 November 2017 The Piano - A European Success Story The most interesting and most varia...

Climate Course

Registration for the free ClimateCourse: Open since September 1st 2017

The online lecture, "Climate Change, Risks and Challenges", in the format of a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), is a project funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. It is a digital course forma...

Statement of the spokesperson of Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 4 September 2017

“The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany was very concerned to learn of the arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha despite his parliamentary immunity in Cambodia. The recent events in Cambod...

ADW Conference

Conference of German business on Industry 4.0 ( August 25,2017)

Ambassador Dr. Ingo Karsten delivered the opening address at the Executive Briefing of the German Business Group Cambodia on “Industry 4.0: The next level of manufacturing”.  Representatives of German...

Visit of the workshop at Wat Than

Visit of the inclusive workshop for ethnic design (August 18, 2017)

The German Embassy followed the invitation of designer Try Suphearac to visit the inclusive workshop in Wat Than on August 18, 2017. The general manager of Watthan Artisans Cambodia is one of 5 design...

Visit National Pediatric Hospital

Visit of the National Pediatric Hospital (August 11, 2017)

German Embassy, GIZ and the management of the National Pediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh met on August 11, 2017. The NPH and the Calmette Hospital are the only hospitals in Cambodia with a Neonatal Int...

1st EU certified Organic Farm in Cambodia

1st EU certified Organic Farm in Cambodia with support of German Cooperation (GIZ) (August 11, 2017)

On August 11, the Khmer Organic Cooperative (KOC), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, GIZ and the Head of Cooperation of the German Embassy, Dr. Ludgera Klemp, celebrated the 1st EU ...

Visit to the Labour Minister

The meeting with the Minister of Labour and Vocational Training (August 7, 2017)

The Minister of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT), H.E. Ith Samheng, received the German Ambassador, Dr. Ingo Karsten, and Dr. Ludgera Klemp, Head of Development Cooperation, for a meeting on Augu...

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The MEDC Fashion Show 2017 (August 6, 2017)

A fashion show was held at Meta House in Phnom Penh on 6th August 2017. Fourteen designers were able to showcase their innovative combination of traditional Cambodian design with modern fashion trends...

Commission 8

Meeting between Embassy, GIZ and parliamentarians of “Commission 8” on the German healthcare system (August 4, 2017)

A meeting between German Embassy, GIZ and members of the „Commission 8“ took place on 4th of August 2017. In July 2017, the parliamentarians had taken part in a study visit to Germany on the topic of ...

Openning of Kärcher Showroom

German company expands its activities in Cambodia (August 3, 2017)

The German Company Kärcher, producer of professional cleaning equipment, opened its first showroom and service center in Cambodia. In his speech on the occasion of the inauguration of the new premises...

Visit in Phnom Penh City Hall

Courtesy call with the new Governor of Phnom Penh (July 25, 2017)

The new Governor of Phnom Penh Capital, H.E. Khuong Sreng, received the German Ambassador, Dr. Ingo Karsten, for a courtesy call on July 25, 2017. The new Governor and the German Ambassador discussed ...

National Social Protection Policy Framework

German Ambassador’s remarks on the launch of the National Social Protection Policy Framework 2016-2025 (July 24 2017)

The German Ambassador, Dr. Ingo Karsten gave his remarks on the National Social Protection Policy Framework 2016-2025 Launch at Peace Palace on July 24, 2017. In his speech, the German Ambassador cong...

Visit at the Office of the Council of Ministers

Courtesy call with the Deputy Prime Minister (July 18, 2017)

The Deputy Prime Minister and new Acting Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Minister, H.E. Bin Chhin, received the German Ambassador, Dr. Ingo Karsten, for a courtesy call on July 18, ...

New opening times of Legal and Consular Section:

From 1 June 2016, the Consular Section is open as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Visa Section is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on Thursday...

Important Information for Syrian Citizens applying for National Visas!

Please take note that Syrian citizens, who have been living in Cambodia for a MINIMUM OF 6 MONTHS, can also apply for a national visa at the German Embassy Phnom Penh. Applicants who are currently liv...

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Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:


The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years

Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.

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Germany – always worth a visit!

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of www.germany.travel.

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Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

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New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website facts-about-germany.de features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” can be downloaded as an e-paper. 


Human Rights Council

Germany’s human rights policy

Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.

The association Afghan Rehabilitation Group e.V.  is keen to provide women with vocational training and employment.

The Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office

Since 1981 the Federal Republic of Germany has supported the preservation of cultural heritage across the world through the Federal Foreign Office’s Cultural Preservation Programme, with the aim of strengthening people’s sense of their own national identity in the partner country and fostering cultural dialogue among partners. The Programme has become a very effective instrument of German cultural relations and education policy.

The Ambassador

German Ambassador

Ambassador His Excellency Dr. Ingo Karsten

Official Reception at the Royal Palace

Hand over of letter of credence

On September 23, 2016, the new German Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Dr. Ingo Karsten, handed over his Letter of Credence, to H.M. King Norodom Sihamoni. His Majesty the King appreciated the c...

Opening hours of the Consulate at the end of 2017

Between  27th December 2017 and 5th January 2018 the Consulate of the Embassy Phnom Penh will only be partially open. During this time the usual Consular services cannot be offered. In case of irrefu...

Message from Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, for the Day of German Unity on 3 October 2017

Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel

Almost three decades ago, we celebrated German reunification and the end of the division of Europe into East and West. To this day, people all over the world are moved when they recall how this separation was overcome.

German Election 2017

Nov 17, 2017 4:50 PM

Germany's Jamaica coalition talks resume, Merkel calls for concerted effort

The Merkel-led conservative block, the Greens and the market-friendly FDP have until Sunday evening to reach common ground on a possible coalition. Talks have stalled as parties clash on migration and the environment.

Nov 16, 2017 2:37 AM

Germany's coalition talks: What are the sticking points?

Will the negotiating political parties be able to agree on sticking points in exploratory talks and progress to official negotiations for a Jamaica coalition?

Germany's Union, FDP and Green parties are deciding if they share enough common ground to form a government. Will the weeks of listening, probing and fighting finally end? DW breaks down the thorniest issues.

Oct 24, 2017 11:58 PM

Germany's new Bundestag: Who is who in parliament?

There will be significantly fewer women in Germany's new parliament, but more lawmakers with immigrant roots. The average MP age has dipped only slightly. Here is a demographic overview of the new Bundestag.

Oct 24, 2017 11:01 AM

New German parliament convenes for first time

Germany's Bundestag has chosen outgoing Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble to be its parliamentary president, or speaker. Accepting the post, Schäuble stressed the need to maintain mutual "respect" amid heated debates.

Oct 23, 2017 8:00 PM

The far-right AfD in the Bundestag: What you need to know

On Tuesday, parliament will convene for the first time in decades with a far-right party. But the Alternative for Germany is already in 14 state legislatures ? so what can we expect from the AfD in Berlin?

National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights

Aktionsplan Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte

The German Government adopted the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights in its cabinet meeting on Wednesday (21 December). The goal of this Action Plan is to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

#youforG20 – deutschland.de is looking for your project!


Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part o...

Germany’s G20 presidency

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

German Security Council candidature logo

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

The Federal Commissioner for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid – expert and guardian of German human rights policy

Christoph Trässer

Protecting human rights and promoting universal respect for them is a cornerstone of German foreign policy. There can be no long-term stability both within and among states without the respect for bas...

Federal Government Commissioner

Bärbel Kofler

Bärbel Kofler has been the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid since 1 March 2016. The Commissioner is contact point for all issues relating to human rights policy and humanitarian aid.

Online appointment system for visa applications

Current Scholarships/ Stipendienausschreibungen

German course for foreign students

Looking for current sholarships please find in the links below:

Working, training and studying in Germany

Student with laptop

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

Learn German in Cambodia

The German Center at Meta House, together with the Goethe Institut, offers professional German language classes in Phnom Penh.



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A date with Europe: Open Day 2017 in Foreign Office

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Germany: a nation of cyclists

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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Moving people – and opening up society

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Happy Birthday! Erasmus Turns 30

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Dual Training in Germany

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What we do: The German Sustainbale Development Strategy

Das neue TV-Programm der Deutschen Welle

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Ab 22. Juni 2015 präsentiert die Deutsche Welle ihr neues TV-Programm mit DW-Nachrichten rund um die Uhr. Dafür wurden u.a. der englisch-, spanisch- und arabischsprachige  TV-Kanal der Deutschen Welle neu programmiert.

Daily News from Germany - www.deutschland.de

Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

Please find here the daily news from Germany

Feature of the day: www.deutschland.de