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The Embassy of Mauritania in Berlin


Address: Joachimsthaler Straße 30, D- 10719 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 206 58 83

E-mail: info@mauretanien-embassy.de


The Ambassador

Amb. Dr. Boubacar Kane



Political relations between Germany and Mauritania are good. Germany is seen as a reliable partner on account of its constant presence there and its development aid programme. Germany has been providing development aid to Mauritania since the 1960s. The volume of bilateral trade between the two countries is modest and Germany’s principal import from Mauritania is iron ore. Its main exports to the country are machinery and motor vehicles.

In its long-standing development cooperation with Mauritania, Germany ranks third among bilateral donors, after France and Japan. German development cooperation with Mauritania focuses on two priority areas: pnvironmental Policy, protection and sustainable use of natural resources (including fisheries); and democracy, civil society and public administration (good governance). There are only around 300 Mauritanians studying in Germany (mainly engineering subjects). Mauritanian radio cooperates with the German broadcaster, Deutsche Welle.