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Hand over of letter of credence

Official Reception at the Royal Palace

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...

Day of German Unity 2016

Celebrations of the Day of German Unity

On the occasion of the Day of German Unity the German Embassy invited representatives of the Government and the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia as well as from the civil society.  The Ger...

13th International Music Festival in Phnom Penh

13th International Music Festival Phnom Penh

Upcoming Event supported by the German Embassy: 13th International Music Festival Phnom Penh from 3 until 7 November 2016  SHAKESPERE 400, Music, songs and poetry from the Renaissance the cultural b...

H-EQIP launch

Successful launch of H-EQIP – an innovative health programme to strengthen the Cambodian health system thereby improving free quality health care for poor Cambodian families.

On September, 19th 20016 the Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project, H-EQIP was launched by H.E. Dr. Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health. The ceremony was attended by more than 300 Cambodian stakeh...

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...

Climate Diplomacy Week 2016

Climate Diplomacy Week 2016

European Embassies around the globe celebrate the Climate Diplomacy Week from 12th till 18th of September for the third time. The Climate Diplomacy Week aims to raise awareness for climate change and the need for joint action. Over the past year, Germany, France and the UK have launched joint projects under the umbrella of Climate Diplomacy in over 30 countries.

The conclusion of the 21st Convention on Climate Change in Paris was a great success. For the first time there is a universal agreement to limit global warming. Nevertheless, there remains much to be done to now implement the agreement. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions as well as keeping the global temperature rise below 2° Celsius are essential in order to mitigate climate change. Supporting adaptation to and mitigation of climate change play a major role in Cambodia and are addressed by launched projects. Cambodia is especially vulnerable to impacts of climate change due to its geographical location and low development.

For more information about projects related to climate change supported by Germany in Cambodia, please find below:

Order awarding

Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for Professor Dr. Hans Leisen and Assistant Professor Dr. Esther von Plehwe-Leisen

On behalf of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck, Ambassador Dr. Ingo Karsten conferred the officer’s cross of the order of merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on Profe...

Visit of BMZ Minister Müller

German Federal Minister Dr Gerd Müller visits Phnom Penh

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Dr. Gerd Müller visited the Kingdom of Cambodia with his delegation on 14 and 15 June 2016. At the start of his visit in Phnom Penh Mi...

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Franco-German cycle - Culture and education as reconciliation tools

The reconciliation between France and Germany, following the end of WW2 and undertaken by politicians as well as civil society, is exemplary. What lessons can Cambodia and its neighbors take away in t...

Cyclists passing the German Embassy during EU-week biclycle tour “EU on a bicycle 2016"

European and Cambodia together for the earth.

Cycling EU Week 2016

Cycling EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Cycling - EU Week 2016

Signing of TC and FC Agreements 2015

Signing of the Agreements on Technical and Financial Cooperation 2015

On Wednesday, 9 March 2016 the signing ceremony was held between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Government of Cambodia at the Palais de Gouvernement, the Council for the Development of ...

Signing MoU Meta House

Intensifying Cambodian-German Cultural Exchange

On 28 August 2015 a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, represented by H.E. Secretary of State, Samraing Kamsan, and Kambodschnisch-Deutsche-Kulturgesellschaft eV. (KDKG e.V. = Cambodian-Germany Cultural Association), represented by its chairman, Mr Nico Mesterharm.

The project agreement aims at broadening the existing cooperation between Cambodia and Germany. KDKG e.V. comprises the activities carried out by META-House, Art+Foundation and German Classes Phnom Penh which all have already enabled cultural exchange for many years. Many of the projects carried out by this organization are co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany through Goethe Institute or the German Embassy.

The new MoU complements an agreement signed between KDKG e.V. with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in 2014 which has already entailed a cooperation agreement between the Royal University of Cambodia and Rhein-Waal-University in Germany.


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.

New Logo of DW News

Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

cover "Facts about Germany"

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 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.

The Ambassador

Ambassador Dr. Ingo Karsten

Ambassador His Excellency Dr. Ingo Karsten

Message from Federal President Joachim Gauck to Germans living abroad for the 2016 Day of German Unity

Federal President Joachim Gauck

On the Day of German Unity we remember all that we have achieved in the last few years of our history. We celebrate the desire for freedom voiced by the people in Leipzig, Plauen, Berlin and many other towns and cities in the GDR.

Message from Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of the Day of German Unity, 3 October 2016

The fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany and the overcoming of the division of Europe into East and West: without a doubt, these events marked a historic watershed whose impact stretched far beyond Germany’s borders.

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. 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.

Germany’s human rights policy

Human Rights Council

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.

Online appointment system for visa applications

The Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office

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

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.

Current Scholarships/ Stipendienausschreibungen

Deutschlernkurs für ausländische Studenten

Looking for current sholarships please find in the links below:

Working, training and studying in Germany

Studierende mit 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.

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Logo Germany Trade and 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.

Germany – always worth a visit!

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

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



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