The Embassy of Niger in Berlin
Address: Machnower Strasse 24, 14165 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 805 896 60
Amb. Souleymane Issakou
Amb. Issakou was born in 1964, and is married. He has been serving as the Ambassador of the Republic of Niger since 16th August 2019.
Issakou obtained his Master’s degree in Legal Sciences at the University of Niamey in 1987, and a diploma of Higher Diplomatic Studies at the Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques de Paris in 1999.
He served in the military at the FAN CI, Tondibiah in 1987, and in the National Civic Service at the Regional Development Council of Diffa between 1987 and 1988. He held positions at the Department of State Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MFAC); as Head of the Consular Division at the Directorate of Legal and Consular Affairs; as First Secretary and Deputy Consul at the Consulate General of Niger in Tamanrasset, Algeria; as Head of the North Africa Section in the Africa Department of the MFAC. Frm 1999 on, he worked as Head of Sub-Regional Organisations Division at the Directorate of Integration and the African Union; Head of the Multilateral Legal Division in the Directorate of Legal and Consular Affairs; First Counsellor and Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Niger in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; First Counsellor at the Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Director of Middle East and Arab Countries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Cooperation for African and Nigerien Integration Abroad; Director of Legal Affairs at MAE/C.; and finally, as First Counsellor at the Embassy in Brussels, Belgium until 2019.
Relations between the two states are friendly. In late summer 2002 the German Embassy in Niamey was reopened after almost three years of closure. One of the focus of the bilateral relations is the political dialogue with the government and cooperation aimed at development.
Since 1962, the German bilateral technical and financial cooperation amounted to over 750 million euros.