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Courtesy Call at Senior Minister Var Kimhong

Minister explains border issues (January 13, 2017)

The Senior Minister in Charge of Border Affairs, H.E. Var Kim Hong,  explained to the German Ambassador Dr. Karsten the current border issues that exist between Cambodia and his neighboring countries ...

Courtesy Call at Foreign Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs receives German Ambassador (January 12, 2017)

At a meeting on 12th of January the Cambodian Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Prak Sokhon, introduced the German Ambassador Dr. Ingo Karsten to the new Cambodian...

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Vishnue Statue found (11.01.2017)

A Vishnue statue was found in Kratié Province a few days ago in the context of civil works carried out and funded under KfW-IPLR Programme. KfW in Phnom Penh asked the consultant and the Ministry of R...

Courtesy Call at the acting Leader of the opposition party

Meeting with opposition party acting President (11.01.2017)

The German Ambassador, Dr. Karsten, met with the acting President of the oppositional Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), H.E. Kem Sokha, to discuss the current political situation in Cambodia. The...

Courtesy call at Minister for Industry and Handicraft

Industry Minister sees opportunities for German business in Cambodia (January 2, 2017)

In a meeting with the Senior Minister for Industry and Handicraft, H.E. Dr. Cham Prasidh, Ambassador Dr. Karsten discussed the situation of German business in Cambodia. Minister Cham underlined the po...

Courtesy Call at Minister of Interior

Interior Minister receives German Ambassador (December 22, 2016)

The Interior Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Samdech Krola Hom Sar Kheng, received the German Ambassador Dr. Karsten on December 22, 2016. The focus of the meeting was the decentralizati...

Courtesy Call at the President of the National Assembly

Visiting the National Assembly (December 19, 2016)

The German Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia paid a courtesy call to the President of the National Assembly, Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin. Both discussed the broad scope of German-...

Dialog with Parliament

Dialog with the Cambodian National Assembly on Results of European Development Cooperation (15.12.16)

On December, 15, 2016 a half-day meeting between the committee chairmen of the Cambodian National Assembly and the Ambassadors of European countries took place. The occasion of the meeting was to exch...

Launching of the parliament project - 2

Official Lauching of the Joint Parliamentary Support Project (09.12.16)

On December, 9th 2016 the Official Launching Ceremony was held of the joint Parliamentary Support Project, funded by the German Government. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Commissi...

ID Poor Launch

Launching ID Poor in Urban Areas (29.11.16)

On November, 29, 2016 His Excellency Chhay Than, Senior Minister and Minister of Planning jointly with the German Ambassador and the representative of the Australian Embassy launched the process on th...

President of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) is one of the laureates

2016 Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

2016 Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law Mr. Thun Saray, President of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), is part of the 16 laureates of the first e...

Courtesy Call at Prime Minister

Courtesy Call at the Prime Minister of Cambodia (November 8, 2016)

On the occasion of his courtesy call at the Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Ambassador Dr. Karsten and the Prime Minister exchanged views on the state of bil...

Courtesy call at Minister for Commerce

Minister of Commerce wants to attract German companies (October 31, 2016)

  The Minister of Commerce of the Kingdom of Cambodia, H.E. Sorasak Pan, described the favorable investment conditions in Cambodia for German companies in a meeting with the new German Ambassador, Dr...

Courtesy call at the President of Senate

Meeting with the President of the Senate (October 27, 2016)

In a meeting with the President of the Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Pheakdei SAY CHHUM, Ambassador Dr. Karsten had an exchange of views on the cooperation between the Cambodian Senate an...

Courtesy call at Minister of Health

Courtesy call at Minister of Health

The new German Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Dr. Ingo Karsten, met the Minister of Health, H.E. Professor Mam Bunheng, for an exchange of views on the health system in Cambodia and the develo...

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...

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...

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...

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:


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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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.

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

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

The Ambassador

Ambassador Dr. Ingo Karsten

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...

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 will meet 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:

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

Asia-Pacific-Weeks Berlin 2017

Logo der Asien Pazifik Wochen Berlin

The anniversary edition of the Asia-Pacific-Weeks (APW) from 15 to 28 May 2017 addresses the issue of digitalization and is designed to appeal to an audience of professionals from industry, small and medium-sized businesses, and startups.

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

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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Germany for United Nations Security Council 2019-20

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office

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The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

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Moving people – and opening up society

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Moving people – with games

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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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: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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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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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

Daily News from Germany -

Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

Please find here the daily news from Germany

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Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

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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.

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

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“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.