1. Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel Chancellor Merkel condemns attack in Munich
  2. Erneuerbare Energien Energy Municipality of the Month
  3. Foreign Minister Steinmeier speaking in the German Bundestag on 2 December 2015 Steinmeier: Defend Europe by Making it Better
Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel

Chancellor Merkel condemns attack in Munich

Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the attack in Munich and expressed her sympathy to the victims and their families. Merkel described the attack in Munich which left nine people dead as a "night of terror".

Erneuerbare Energien

Energy Municipality of the Month

In June 2016 the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel already reached its self-chosen climate and energy goals for 2020 this year!

Foreign Minister Steinmeier speaking in the German Bundestag on 2 December 2015

Steinmeier: Defend Europe by Making it Better

In an article for the Huffington Post, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier looks ahead to a European Union of 27, calling for a better, more flexible EU that listens more to the needs of its citizens.

Electronic Appointment Management System!

Introduction of the Electronic Appointment Management System at the German Embassy Kuala Lumpur.
As of 15 June 2015, appointments for visa applications, passport applications, birth registrations, name declarations and registration of marriage can only be made through the link below.
In all other consular matters you can walk in during opening hours without prior appointment.
In urgent matters (e.g. loss of passport) you may come and visit us without prior appointment as well.


NEU! Nichterwerb der deutschen Staatsangehörigkeit für im Ausland geborene Kinder deutscher Eltern

Bei Geburt im Ausland erwerben Kinder, deren deutsche Eltern oder deutscher Elternteil nach dem 31.12.1999 im Ausland geboren wurde(n) und zum Zeitpunkt der Geburt des Kindes ihren / seinen gewöhnlichen Aufenthalt im Ausland haben / hat, nicht durch Geburt die deutsche Staatsangehörigkeit, wenn sie durch Geburt eine ausländische Staatsangehörigkeit erwerben.

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Farewell Dr. Spelten 2016

A Farewell to Dr. Wolfram Spelten

After three years as the Counsellor for Economic, Commercial and Environmental Affairs at the German Embassy, Dr. Wolfram Spelten’s posting has come to an end. He and his family will be returning to B...

Company visit A. & H. Meyer 2016

“Plug and Play”: Ambassador Michael visits A. & H. Meyer Sdn Bhd

On 30 May 2016, Ambassador Michael visited A. & H. Meyer Sdn Bhd in Shah Alam. He was welcomed by Mr. Horst Meyer, Managing Director of A. & H. Meyer GmbH in Germany, and Mr. Peter Lenhardt, Managing ...

Tenaga 2016

Official German Pavilion at “Tenaga Expo & Forum 2016”

23 May. After the official opening ceremony of the  “ASEAN Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Show 2016” of which “Tenaga Expo & Forum 2016” is a part of, the guest of honour, Deputy Minister of Work...


Genting Hong Kong completes the Purchase of three Shipyards in Germany and puts in an Order for ten Ships

Genting Hong Kong completes the purchase of three shipyards in Germany to form the Lloyd Werft Group and puts in an order for ten ships. Genting Hong Kong Ltd., which is a member of the Malaysian Gent...

Honorary Consul Dato Hans Brenner

The new German Honorary Consul in Penang: Dato' Hans Brenner

With a festive reception at the E & O Hotel in Penang, the German Ambassador H.E. Holger Michael bid farewell to Dato’ Herbert Weiler, who retired after more than 23 years of loyal service as the Germ...

Trenchless 2016

No Dig - The German Pavilion at "Trenchless Asia 2016"

For the first time, an official German Pavilion - hosting twelve German companies - participated at the “Trenchless Asia”, which was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 9 to 10 May. The co...

Intern Meeting 2016

By Invitation of the Ambassador: German Trainees’ Get-Together

In the evening of 27 April 2016, Ambassador Michael welcomed a group of over 40 young German trainees at his Residence. Also present were Ms. Karin van Thiel, Head of the Consular Section, and Mr. Car...

The Ambassador

Ambassador Holger Michael

H.E. Holger Michael

New! Federal Foreign Office on Instagram!

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The Federal Foreign Office is now on Instagram! Follow us!

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

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“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

Video News from Germany


A picture says more than a thousand words! Watch our specially made videos, containing interesting news and stories from and about Germany.