Dear readers interested in Germany, dear fellow Germans,
I would like to extend to you a warm welcome from the German Embassy and its website. I hope that through our internet services you will get a valuable insight into our country as well as our tasks and activities here in Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific region.
New Zealanders and Germans view each other with a great deal of mutual empathy and respect.
In the political field, we share the same values such as freedom, democracy and human rights. Both our governments, parliamentarians and politicians have been working closely together for many years. Our engagement is set in a bilateral as well as a multilateral context, e.g. the United Nations.
Our relationship is equally strong in the economic, scientific, and cultural fields. Projects in these areas, too, have increased chances of success as cooperative ventures. They require high quality input from entrepreneurs, business representatives and experts from the academic and civic sectors which is already happening in many areas. The Team of the German embassy will continue to be committed to further strengthening the bilateral ties.
My colleagues and I define our role as intermediaries between our two countries and in particular, the people of Germany and New Zealand. The German Embassy is also responsible for parts of the South Pacific region, namely Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands.
Do you require consular assistance? Do you need to get in touch with an expert in New Zealand’s economy, or do you want to study in Germany? Are you interested in our bilateral cultural projects? Please feel free to check our homepage or enquire directly at the Embassy. We would also like to invite you to contact our expert organizations such as the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce GNZCC in Auckland, the Goethe Institute in Wellington or the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD
With best wishes