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The Embassy of Botswana in Berlin


Address: Altensteinstrasse 48A, D-14195 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 8871 950 10

Fax: +49 30 8871 950 12

E-mail: info@embassyofbotswana.de


The Ambassador

Amb. John-Thomas Dipowe



Botswana and the Federal Republic of Germany have maintained cordial relations since the establishment of formal diplomatic ties between the two countries in 1974. The presence of a resident German Embassy in Gaborone has contributed highly to the growth of bilateral relations, particularly in the areas of Wildlife, Geological Survey, HIV/AIDS, and Vocational Education.

As a country of considerable economic stability and a well established democratic tradition, Botswana is an important pillar in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Botswana has been classified as “Middle-Income-Country” due to its unique development achievements within the Sub-Sahara region. The German development cooperation mainly focuses on the integration process of SADC.

Reciprocal high-level visits have strengthened the bilateral political dialogue. Former Botswana President, Festus Mogae, visited Germany several times and former German President, Horst Köhler, was in Botswana on a state visit in April 2006. The two statesmen met again at the 2nd forum of the Partnership for Africa Initiative in in January 2007.