The German Embassy extends its most sincere condolences to HH the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, HH the Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the people of Qatar on the passing of HH Grandfather Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani.
May his soul rest in peace.
Toni Martin chlinches Gold in the UCI Road World Championships in Doha
31-year-old Toni won his 4th Elite Men's time trial gold during the UCI Road World Championships held in Doha from 9th-16th October 2016.
Congratulations Toni! Well done!
Embassy visits Tariq bin Ziyad School
On Monday, 04.10.2016, an embassy cultural delegation headed by Ambassador Hans Udo Muzel, visited Tariq Bin Ziyad Independent Secondary School for Boys in Doha. The school is a part of the German international school initiative “Schools: Partner for the Future; known as PASCH”
The delegation was welcomed by Mr. Hamad Mohamed Al Mannai, school principal, student ambassadors from the German classes and the staff. Over 100 students of the school are attending German lessons.
The delegation attended a German class with the students and joined them while performing some language learning related activities.
Ambassador Muzel was impressed by the enthusiasm and passion for learning the German language shown by the students, as well as by the quality of the interactive lesson offered to them.
Favorably impressed by the visit, Ambassador Muzel expressed his great appreciation for the efforts of the school in motivating students and encouraging them to learn German as a foreign language.
At the end of the visit, the ambassador encouraged the school and the students to maintain the great work and promised the embassy’s continued support for the future.
The fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany and the overcoming of the division of Europe into East and West: without a doubt, these events marked a historic watershed whose impact stretched far beyond Germany’s borders.
Federal Foreign Minister on Day of German Unity
The European Day of Languages
▪Language learning ▪Cultural diversity ▪Knowledge exchange
In collaboration with the newly established European Union Cultural Cluster (EUNIC) in Qatar the German Embassy in Doha took part in the celebration of the Day of the European Languages at Institut français .
On the occasion of the day, two introductory classes in German language were offered. Additionally, visitors were able to enjoy some German traditional food specialties. The event succeeded to highlight Europe's cultural diversity as well as to promote language learning.
The German Embassy extends warmest thanks to all respected guests who attended the event and have shown interest in learning the German language.
We are looking forward to welcoming more guests in the next year!
Siemens Celebrates Delivery of 1.000th Gas Turbine to Qatar
On Sunday, 25 September 2016 Siemens - a leader in "German Turbine Technology" - celebrated the arrival of its 1.000th gas turbine produced at its Berlin factory. The turbine will be installed at the Umm Al Houl power plant and is the 5th of a total of 11 turbines, which will deliver one quarter of Qatar’s power generating capacity.
Germany's New Global Role - Berlin steps up
In a personalized article published in the July/August-issue 2016 of "Foreign Affairs"-magazine German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier analyzes why Germany has won influence in the globa policy.
Here you can find the article published on "www.diplo.de"
Two-day OSCE Conference "Connectivity for Commerce and Investment"
Foreign Minister Steinmeier opened the two‑day OSCE conference Connectivity for Commerce and Investment at the Federal Foreign Office on Wednesday (18 May). The objective of the event was to explore opportunities for improved trade and investment opportunities in order to strengthen business relations in the OSCE area. The conference brought together representatives from the worlds of politics, business and civil society from different regions and economic systems in some 70 countries and was held as part of Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship....
OSCE business conference in Berlin: Connectivity for Commerce and Investment
German International School Doha celebrates IB introduction
Recently the German International School Doha (DISD) marked the introduction of the German International Baccalaureate (IB).The event was attended by Ms Fawzia Al Khater, Director of the Education Institute at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, German Ambassador Hans-Udo Muzel and Swiss Ambassador Etienne Thévoz.
The introduction of the IB is a milestone in the young history of the school, which will enable students to study at German universities without having to go through further university entrance exams.
Deputy Foreign Minister visits Qatar
Markus Ederer, German Deputy Foreign Minister visited Qatar from 11-12 May 2016.
During his visit he held political talks with Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Mereikhi and other officials.
Europe Day 2016
European Union member states’ Ambassadors in Doha at a meeting on worker welfare they organized with various stakeholders on the occasion of Europe Day, 9 May 2016.
The aerospace industry will be descending on Berlin at the heart of Europe from 1 to 4 June 2016.
ILA Berlin 2016
Students from Mainz University visit Doha
As part of their masters’ program 12 students and 2 accompanying professors from the University of Mainz (Applied Sciences) visited Doha from 7-12 March, 2016.
During their visit they held meetings with German companies Allianz, Deutsche Bahn, ECE City Center Doha, Fischerappelt, and Siemens as well as the German Industry and Commerce Office (AHK) and the German Embassy in Doha. In addition the group visited Dolphin Energy, Al Faisal Group, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ ICT department, where they held talks with members in charge of ‘digital society’.
At the conclusion of their visit Prof. Rathje quoted “our students had many opportunities to gather interesting information about economic, cultural and political aspects in Qatar, impressions one can only gather on site. We are therefore extremely thankful for the wide range of appointments we were able to keep during our stay in Doha and for the extraordinary hospitality we received from the Qatari counterparts.”
German Embassy receives CSR Leadership Award
The German embassy in Doha received the CSR Leadership award at the “Qatar CSR Report 2015 – Leaders' Visions” ceremony. The prestigious award is devoted to private companies and NGOs for their leadership in the field of social responsibility in Qatar. The ceremony was held at Qatar University on March 2th 2016, in the presence of HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic committee, the CSR person of the Year 2015.
Ambassador Hans-Udo Muzel received the award from Dr. Hasan Al Derham, President of Qatar University.
An article in the CSR Report 2015 highlighted the Embassy’s contributions to the community over the past year.
New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages
“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.
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Trends and Perspectives
Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.
Topical dossier on “Trends and Perspectives”
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