The Federal Foreign Office
With its offices in Berlin and Bonn and a network of around 230 missions abroad, the Federal Foreign Office maintains Germany’s relations with other countries as well as with international and supra-national organisations.
This work concerns much more than just political contacts among governments and parliaments. Because Germany and German society are enmeshed in ever-growing international networks, the Federal Foreign Office promotes intensive interaction and exchange with the world in the fields of business, culture, science and technology, the environment, development issues and many more areas.
Along with its role in shaping foreign policy, the Federal Foreign Office also views itself as a service provider – for citizens, German businesses and German cultural life as well as for MPs and government representatives at the federal, Länder and local levels.