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The Embassy of Paraguay in Berlin


Address: Hardenberggstrasse 12, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: (+49) 30 319 98 60

Fax: (+49) 30 319 986 17

E-mail: embapar@embapar.de


Chargé d’Affaires a.i.

Counsellor Eduardo von Glasenapp

Eduardo José von Glasenapp Candia, born on January 5, 1970, in Asunción, has a distinguished career in both the private sector and diplomatic service. He holds degrees from Palm Beach Community College in Economics and Business Administration and Florida Atlantic University in International Trade and Finance in the United States.

Von Glasenapp began his professional journey in the private sector from 1998 to 1999 before entering the diplomatic service. From 1999 to 2001, he served as the Commercial Attaché at the Embassy of Paraguay in the Kingdom of Belgium, the Netherlands, and the European Union. During this period, he was responsible for customs issues at the World Customs Organization (WCO) and worked in the Technical Committee for Rules of Origin.

He played a significant role during the IV—bi-regional Negotiating Committee (IV CNB MERCOSUR-EU), where he led the Paraguayan delegation for technical standards. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Chargé d'affaires at the Embassy of Paraguay in the Federal Republic of Germany. He represented the Paraguayan government in the Executive Group of the MERCOSUR Joint Trade Promotion Center, which was inaugurated on November 28, 2002, in Berlin.

From 2010 to 2016, he served as Consul at the Embassy of the Republic of Austria and Delegate to the United Nations at the Permanent Representation of Paraguay to the international organizations based in Vienna.

In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Paraguay, he was the Head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) department within the Directorate for Multilateral Economic Organizations. He also led the United Nations department and later the Office of the Directorate for International Organizations.

Most recently, he served as the Coordinator of the Environmental Affairs department. He participated in negotiations at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018, COP25 in Madrid, Spain, and other environmental negotiation meetings from March 2018 to December 2020.

In 2021, he was appointed Counsellor at the Embassy of Paraguay to the Federal Republic of Germany. Additionally, he serves as the Chargé d'affaires ad interim to the governments of the Republics of Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Latvia, and the Kingdom of Denmark.

Eduardo José von Glasenapp Candia is fluent in English and French, with German, Italian, and Portuguese knowledge. His multilingual abilities have been a significant asset in his international roles and negotiations.

Ambassador von Glasenapp's extensive experience and leadership in diplomatic missions underscore his commitment to representing Paraguay's interests abroad and his expertise in handling complex international relations and environmental issues.



Relations between Germany and Paraguay are amicable and untroubled. Germany enjoys a positive image in Paraguay. Many German immigrants helped and continue to help develop the country. The Federal Government’s engagement there in terms of development cooperation and cultural policy is appreciated. Germany’s role within the European Union, especially during the current refugee crisis, is being watched closely and elicits a great deal of respect.

Paraguay was and still is a destination for German emigrants. In the first half of the last century, these were mainly ethnic German Mennonites fleeing Stalinism in the former Soviet Union or Germans seeking to escape the economic misery caused by the First and Second World Wars. Today, most of them are retired people settling in Paraguay on account of the favourable living conditions and climate.

At the intergovernmental talks held in October 2015, the Federal Government pledged to continue to increase cooperation in the coming years. Rural development remains the focus, with new projects by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). These are complemented by individual strategic measures in the area of natural resource management and vocational training. Experts from the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation support Paraguayan associations of co-operatives by advising and training staff. Paraguay is, after Germany, the country with the closest-knit network of co-operatives worldwide. As part of Financial Cooperation, the KfW Development Bank is conducting a number of programmes to support small farmers and small and medium-sized companies. New projects to protect the environment are in preparation. Paraguay also participates in several regional programmes being conducted by German development cooperation.