The Ambassador and the individual sections of the Embassy
AMBASSADOR DOROTHEE JANETZKE-WENZEL: A welcome message
Welcome to the webpage of the German Embassy Abuja and thank you for your interest in our activities concerning the German-Nigerian relations!
Together with our partners in the European Union, we cooperate with Nigeria being aware of our shared values of freedom amd democracy.
During her visit to Nigeria in July 2011, Federal Chancellor Merkel underlined the many opportunities for further strengthening our political, cultural and economic relations.
In the future, a newly established bi-national commission will coordinate and develope all aspects of our cooperation including those of our engery partnership, which has already been exisiting for some time.
In order to specify these plans, high-ranking Nigerian representatives will travel to Germany.
As Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Nigeria, I am looking forward to participating in the forging of this new dynamic in our relations. As early as 2004 to 2007 when I was German Africa Director, I had the opportunity to work closely with Nigeria in the context of the relations between the European Union and the African Union or ECOWAS as well as with the joint efforts to reform the United Nations and in the framework of cooperation between universities and on energy.
Whenever there was a need for participation in conflict prevention or conflict solution, Nigeria was in the forefront with her important contribution in Westafrica, in Darfur, Sudan, or in other international peacekeeping missions.
My hope is that Germans and Nigerians get to know each other even better and that they are able to learn together and from each other.
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The economics section
We observe and analyse the overall economic development in Nigeria. Our mission is to support German-Nigerian business relations by networking and consultancy services, in close cooperation with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Lagos. The German-Nigerian Energy Partnership is a focal point of our activities.
In the area of development cooperation, we serve as the contact point to the Nigerian government and other interested stakeholders for all issues relating to our bilateral projects of technical and financial cooperation. The Economic and Development section is also in charge of the small scale project fund .
The consular section
This section provides the German Nationals and residents in Nigeria with all necessary legal advice in relation to German Law. The Nigerian citizens can obtain consular information and information on application procedures for Visas.