Auswärtiges Amt

The Federal Foreign Office of Germany
The Federal Foreign Office of Germany

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The Federal Foreign Office represents Germany’s interests to the world. It promotes international exchange and offers protection and assistance to Germans abroad.

With headquarters in Berlin and a network of 229 missions around the world, the Federal Foreign Office maintains Germany’s relations with other countries as well as with international and supra-national organizations.

This work goes beyond political contacts among governments and parliaments. Since 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.

(Source: http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/AAmt/AuswDienst/Aufgaben_node.html)