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.
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Achim Burkart, German Ambassador to Zambia and Special Representative to COMESA
+260 211 25 06 44
+260 211 25 40 14
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box 50120, Lusaka, Zambia.
5219 Haile Selassie Avenue, Lusaka.
Please note that the embassy as of March 23rd, 2020 (until further notice) will be open for the public by appointment only.
Please make your appointment per E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of emergencies outside office hours (no visa consultations!), the Embassy can be reached at the following tel no.
+260 977 773 000
Culture and Press Section by appointment only
Development Cooperation Section by appointment only
The Embassy will be closed due to Holidays on:
Tuesday, 24 December 2019 Christmas Eve
Wednesday, 25 December 2019 Christmas Day
Thursday, 26 December 2019 Boxing Day
Tuesday, 31 December 2019 New Year's Eve
Wednesday, 1 January 2020 New Year’s Day
Friday, 10 April 2020 Good Friday
Monday, 13 April 2020 Easter Monday
Friday, 1 May 2020 Labour Day
Friday, 8 May 2020 75. Anniversary of End of WW II
Monday, 1 June 2020 Whit Monday
Monday, 6 July 2020 Heroes Day
Tuessday, 7 July 2020 Unity Day
Thursday, 24 December 2020 Christmas Eve
Friday, 25 December 2020 Christmas Day
Thursday, 31 December 2020 New Year´s Eve
Friday, 1 January 2021 New Year’s Day
Administrative / consular district
Republic of Zambia
Official language in the host country: English
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