Enlarge image Please check here to learn more about the main areas and projects the German Embassy in Kigali is involved in. There is as well information provided on more general issues related to German foreign policy in particular with focus on Africa.

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste and the Hon. Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Foreign Policy

The Embassy's main task is the promotion of bilateral relations at the political level. This is done through a permanent dialogue with the Rwandan government and civil society covering the whole range of political issues, the observation and analysis of Rwanda's foreign and domestic policies, the preparation and management of high-level visits of political decisionmakers as well as the coordination of policies in multilateral bodies.

Federal Minister Gerd Müller with the Hon. Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning

Development cooperation

The principles of the German development policy are determined by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).The BMZ finances and coordinates cooperation with its implementing organizations, especially the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the German Development Bank (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, KfW).

tea plantation


The Embassy’s Economic Section aims to promote German-Rwandan trade relations. The Economic section is a contact partner for all German companies, which are currently represented in Rwanda or are planning to do so in future.

Ruanda Folklore

Cultural section

The cultural section deals amongst other with music, sports, traditional dance, arts and crafts and recently also with the growing film industry in Rwanda. A Goethe Institut opened in 2009. Since September 2016 the DAAD has a German lecturer at the University of Rwanda.