Zambia: Bilateral relations to Germany

19.02.2020 - Article

The Federal Republic of Germany has maintained diplomatic relations with Zambia since the latter gained independence on 24 October 1964. 

In 2017, German imports from Zambia were worth a total of 54 million euros, according to figures from Germany Trade and Invest. In the same year, German exports to Zambia totalled approximately 62.1 million euros. German trade delegations regularly visit Zambia. The country is very interested in German products, particularly machinery, vehicles, chemical products, and measurement and control technology, and holds them in high regard.

Zambia is a key partner country of German development cooperation. Funding of 62.98 million euros is being provided for the 2019-2020 period. The main aims of German-Zambian cooperation are to reduce poverty, promote good governance, and improve social and political conditions. Human rights protection, gender equality, HIV/AIDS prevention, and environmental and resource protection are cross-cutting sectors in all priority areas of this cooperation. 

The German Government also supports the work of several NGOs and private-sector organisations in Zambia. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has an office in Lusaka and conducts socio-political measures in the country.

Germany’s cultural cooperation with Zambia focuses on sport (short-/long-term trainers, donations of equipment and the organisation of youth football tournaments), as well as on information trips and training courses for Zambian politicians, officials, cultural workers and journalists to or in Germany.

German missions in Zambia


Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany


Anne Wagner-Mitchell, German Ambassador to Zambia and Special Representative to COMESA




+260 211 25 06 44

Postal address

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box 50120, Lusaka, Zambia.


5219 Haile Selassie Avenue, Lusaka.



Opening hours

Appointments are needed for all applications for passport, visas and consular Services. You can book your appointment here (free of charge).

In case of emergencies outside office hours (no visa consultations!), the Embassy can be reached at the following tel no. 

+260 977 773 000


Administrative / consular district

Republic of Zambia



Contact the Embassy

Official language in the host country: English

Please note: Contact via satellite telephone or fax (Satcom) might incur higher costs.

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