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.


Africa and Germany

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Dec 8, 2017 9:05 AM

German experts to bolster Zimbabwe's small and medium enteprises

Germany’s Senior Experten Service (SES) has partnered with ZimTrade to boost the country's small and medium enterprise space. The partnership is in an effort to increase an enterprise's ability to create solid business partnerships and to promote local investment.

Dec 7, 2017 1:41 PM

German government commits 700,000 Euro to refugee response in Zambia and Angola

The German government has committed 700,000 Euro to UNHCR for 2018, and the money has been earmarked for the refugee emergency response in Angola and Zambia.

Dec 6, 2017 10:35 AM

Tapping into Tanzania’s solar power potential

The unpredictable nature of Tanzania’s energy supply makes it difficult for entrepreneurs to do business there. Solar power could be answer to solving this problem.