Former Federal President takes part of the Condolence Ceremony

Following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz former federal president Christian Wulff participated in a condolence ceremony  on 24 January 2015 and extended on behalf of the German Federal Republic and the German people his condolences to the custodian of the two holy mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Steinmeier in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: A key role player in the region

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited from 12th to 13th October Jeddah. In the port city on the Red Sea, he met with his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud al-Faisal and Crown Prince Salman. In addition, Steinmeier met representatives of civil society and the secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Amin Madani. Steinmeier held talks on the situation in the Middle East and the threat of the terrorist militia ISIS.

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In Germany, the "Land of Ideas", we place major emphasis on education, science, research and development. This makes Germany one of the most popular countries in which to study, as well as a site for state-of-the art research and patent development. With its high quality of life, good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes, combining age-old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience.
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Start preparing for your summer holiday in Europe now. If you wish to travel to Germany in June or July, you can apply for your visa up to 3 months before (in March or April) already. This will assure you getting your visa on time and without having to worry about missing flights.

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On the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker

Richard von Weizsäcker

Germany is mourning the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker – a man, a politician and a statesman who did great things for the way Germany is seen throughout the world.

On the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker

Letter of condolence sent by Chancellor Merkel to the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Angela Merkel (Archiv)

Your Majesty, Following the death of His Majesty King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, permit me to offer my sincerest condolences to you, your family and the entire people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Letter of condolence sent by Chancellor Merkel to the King of Saudi Arabia

Statement by Ambassador Ruge on the Passing Away of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud

On behalf of the German government, I have extended our heartfelt condolences to the Royal family and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The passing of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah is a great loss not just for the kingdom but for the region as a whole and the international community.

Statement by Ambassador Ruge on the Passing Away of King Abdullah

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

Germany’s Federal Government is initiating an international dialogue to tackle energy challenges on an industrial and system-wide scale.

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

Federal Foreign Office - Dialogue with the Islamic World

The aim of the dialogue is to promote understanding between the West and the Islamic World. Germany was the first Western country to make dialogue with the Islamic world a political focus with an own commissioner and task force within the Foreign Ministry

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The list of UNESCO-world heritage sites consists of outstanding testimonies to the history of mankind and of nature: silent but eloquent witnesses to magnificent cultural achievements and natural phenomena.

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The Internet portal represents the concerted effort of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Center for Political Education), Deutsche Welle, the Goethe Institut and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) to promote dialogue with the Islamic world. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office.

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The Ambassador

Ambassador Boris Ruge took up his appointment as Germany’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in June 2014. He joined the German Foreign Service six months before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Most recently, he served as Regional Director Middle East / North Africa at the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

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Goethe Language Center in Riyadh

Starting April 15, 2014 the Goethe Language Center took over the organization of German Language Courses in Riyadh.

The new Goethe Language Center offers German language courses for beginners and advanced learners (men and women). Classes take place in the afternoon and evening hours.

Next courses will start on the  22nd, of March 2015 . Registration is open from 08. of March 2015 untill completing the seats . The international Goethe Exams will be held on May 15th  and 16th 2015. Registration for the exam is open from 05th of April 2015.

For registration or any questions please contact the Goethe-Institut directly:

Mr. Walid  Soliman


Mobile:  +966-53-150-3402

Email:   riad%27%goethe%27%org,info


Appointment booking for national visa applications (stays over 90 days only)

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Visa applicants who intend to stay over 90 days in Germany (long term visa - residency. e.g. students, family re-union, work) have to book an appointment for submission of the visa application at the Embassy.

German Information Centres worldwide - Find information about Germany online!

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Three regional centres focus on Africa  - Paris, Pretoria and Brasilia – in the main languages of the continent, French, English and Portuguese. Links to all of the GIC worldwide are listed below. 

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