1. Foreign Minister Steinmeier Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the election of Michel Aoun
  2. Minister Müller visits Lebanon Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller visits Lebanon
  3. German Unification The Embassy celebrated the Day of German Unity
Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the election of Michel Aoun

Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement today on the election of Michel Aoun as President of Lebanon:

Minister Müller visits Lebanon

Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller visits Lebanon

More than 330 million USD support this year - During his visit on October 5th and 6th, the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller met with Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Minister for Social Affairs, Rashid Derbas in Grand Serail for political talks.

German Unification

The Embassy celebrated the Day of German Unity

On the occasion of the German National Day on October 3rd, Ambassador Martin Huth and his wife Anahid Hanounik-Huth, welcomed Lebanese and international partners and friends of Germany to a reception at Beirut Yacht Club in Zaytunay Bay.

Beirut Marathon

Embassy Team participates in Beirut Marathon

On 13 November, Ambassador Martin Huth along with some of his colleagues participated in the Beirut Marathon.

Signing of the contract on the Ministry of Culture's collection

Germany financially supports the collecting and restauration process of the Lebanese Ministry of Culture's Artwork collection

During a press conference held at the National Museum of Beirut on 28 October, the Ministry of Culture and the Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL) signed a loan agreement of the ministry’s artwork collection.

IOM opens Beirut office

IOM opens Beirut office of their Family Assistance Program

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Lebanon and the German Embassy Beirut celebrated on 25 August the start of the Family Assistance Program (FAP) for Syrians with the opening of the Beirut office of the IOM Family Assistance Center.

Aid project

German funded food distribution project feeds 460 families

On 19 October, Embassy representatives visited a humanitarian aid project in the Bekaa valley which is being funded by the Federal Foreign Office and taken care of by Diakonie in collaboration with local partners.

Interview of Ambassador Martin Huth

Interview of Ambassador Martin Huth in “L‘ Orient le Jour”

Read the interview of Ambassador Martin Huth with the Lebanese daily L‘ Orient le Jour of 22nd October 2016 (in French).

Water Project Bekaa

Inauguration of Water Projects in the Bekaa Valley

- Over one million people benefiting from German funded Water Projects. On 14th October, five water projects were inaugurated in the Bekaa Valley. The three reservoirs and two wells funded by the governments of Germany and the UK with support from UNICEF will improve access to potable water for local communities and refugees alike.

GADC Annual Board Meeting

GADC Annual Board Meeting

On 17 September, the deputy head of mission, Carsten Meyer-Wiefhausen, attended the annual board meeting of the German Academic Development Center (GADC)

Kiesewetter visit Lebanon

German MP Kiesewetter on visit in Lebanon

German Member of Parliament Roderich Kiesewetter visited Lebanon from 15-17 September.

Azize Tank visits Lebanon

German MP Azize Tank visits Lebanon

On 26 and 27 September, the Member of the German Parliament,  Azize Tank (party “Die Linke”), visited Palestinian refugee camps and informal settlements of Syrian  refugees in Lebanon with the help of  UNRWA und UNHCR. On a field trip to the North of Lebanon she was briefed by German and international NGOs on their work supporting poor Syrians and Lebanese.

Ambassador Huth visits UNIFIL

Ambassador Huth visits UNIFIL

Ambassador Martin Huth met the new Force Commander and Head of Mission Major General Michael Beary on 19 September. They talked about UN resolution 1701 and its future as well as about the current situation in the area within the responsibility of UNIFIL.

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Botschafter Huth Treffen mit Salam

Germany will support Lebanon with USD 340 million in 2016

On May 9th, Ambassador Martin Huth attended a working session chaired by H.E. Prime Minister Tammam Salam to follow up on the joint commitments of the conference “Supporting Syria and the Region” that was held in London on February 4th.

Ruling coalition in Germany agrees to tighten immigration law

The German parliament voted on 25 February to tighten German laws on asylum

The new rules are designed to speed up the processing of asylum claims, to better distribute the refugees within Germany and to make expulsions and deportations easier. The key points are:Refugees wh...


Germany contributes to United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to restore full rations to Syrian people

The Chargé d’ Affaires a. i. of the German Embassy, Mr. Carsten Meyer-Wiefhausen, is pleased to inform that of the USD 675 million pledged at the London Syria conference in early February,

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Never since the end of World War II there were so many refugees worldwide like today. The German Foreign policy is thus taking action in various fields to improve the current situation.



Middle Eastern Sociology/Anthropology and History (MESH) Lebanese-German double degree master program

The Double Degree MA Program is a joint project of the Chair of History of West Asia of the University of Erfurt/Germany and the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK) as well as Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), Beirut.

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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Visa Appointments

In order to hand in your visa application, an appointment is required.

As of November 2012, visa appointments can be scheduled online.

Please note that scheduling an appointment through the call center is no longer possible. Kindly follow the link below to access the appointment website. There are no fees or charges for scheduling appointments.

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Security advice

Please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office for current security advice for Lebanon as well as for the latest news on the situation in the country.

Ambassador Martin Huth

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