1. President Steinmeier Foreign Minister Gabriel on the presidential election: “a good day for our country”
  2. Dr Beate Merk Bavarian Minister of State Beate Merk on a visit in Lebanon
  3. the handing over Germany donates technical equipment to General Security
President Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Gabriel on the presidential election: “a good day for our country”

At the Federal Convention in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Dr Beate Merk

Bavarian Minister of State Beate Merk on a visit in Lebanon

The State Minister for European Affairs of the Federal State of Bavaria, Dr. Beate Merk, visits Lebanon from 30 January until 1 February 2017. Merk will have political talks with Social Minister Pierre Bou Assi and State Minister for Refugees Mouin Merehbi.

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Germany donates technical equipment to General Security

Ambassador Martin Huth and the head of the German Federal Police Project Office, Dirk Kattlun, welcomed executives of General Security, the Lebanese Armed Forces, the Internal Security Force and representatives of almost all international donors working on Lebanon’s border security to an official ceremony on 25 January for the handing over of technical equipment to the General Security.

Start Up Energy Transition Award

The Start Up Energy Transition Award

The first Start Up Energy Transition Award will be presented in Berlin. The 18 finalists include five startups from Germany.  Startup enterprises in six categories will be receiving awards for the first time during the summit conference Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. Applications included more than 500 startup companies from 66 countries. Now 18 startups from eleven countries, including five from Germany, are on the shortlist.

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Ambassador Martin Huth at presentation of awards on the occasion of International Women's Day

Ambassador Martin Huth and his wife Anahid Hanounik-Huth attended the presentation of awards to four women, namely May Makhzoumi, Adra Ekmeji, Cynthia Sarkis and May Menassa by the Haigazian University on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March.


Joint concert of German mezzo-soprano with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra

On 24th February Ambassador Martin Huth opened the concert of the German mezzo-soprano Béela Müller together with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Harout Fazlian.

Sigmar Gabriel is new Federal Foreign Minister

Gabriel took over from Frank-Walter Steinmeier on 27 January

Sigmar Gabriel has replaced Frank-Walter Steinmeier as German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs. Gabriel had previously served as Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy since 2013.

Federal Government

On the successful formation of the government in Lebanon

On the successful formation of the government in Lebanon, the Speaker of the Federal Foreign Office gave the following statement on behalf of the Federal Government on 19 Dec:

Syrian pupils say goodbye to the German delegation in El Marj, Bekaa

400 million USD from Germany for vulnerable populations in Lebanon in 2016

Following the Conference “Supporting Syria and the Region” in February, the German Government has substantially increased its assistance to vulnerable populations in Lebanon to almost 400 million USD in 2016. These funds are used for food assistance, education, support to host communities and wider humanitarian support, making Germany the largest bilateral provider of assistance for Lebanon.

Lebanon Flage

Joint statement of the International Support Group for Lebanon

The members of the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISG), among them Germany, encourage all parties to arrive at an early compromise, which would present an appropriate electoral framework for Lebanon. The timely conduct of peaceful and transparent parliamentary elections are an important step to preserve Lebanon’s democratic tradition, and to meet the aspirations of the Lebanese people.


Germany as a career destination for Lebanese engineers

In a joint event on 3rd March, the Embassy, the German Academic Development Center (GADC) and the German Academic Exchange Service in Lebanon (DAAD) gave a presentation at the Lebanese International University (LIU) Rayak Campus, about Germany as a career destination for Lebanese engineers.


Discussing Future Projects with UNICEF

Raymond Tarabay and Ulf-Oliver Hösch representing the Embassy’s Cooperation Department met UNICEF Lebanon's Deputy Country Representative Luciano Calestini and his colleagues on 29 Dec. to identify and discuss future projects in the fields of Sports, Youth and Vocational Education.

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.

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Due to the very high demand we are currently experiencing a difficult situation in booking appointments to submit visa applications at the Embassy. 

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.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

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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

Ambassador Martin Huth


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The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

Make it in germany

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

“Recognition in Germany” is the official online portal for the Federal Recognition Act. It provides migrants and foreign skilled workers with information on how and where they can submit an application for recognition of the vocational qualifications they have gained abroad. The “Recognition Finder” enables them to identify the competent body for their own particular case with just a few clicks of the mouse. Advisors visiting the site will also find all the relevant information they need regarding vocational recognition procedures and the underlying legal principles. All content is available in German and English. The portal is operated by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is financed within the scope of the “Integration through training – IQ” funding programme.  

For more information, please visit:

www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de .

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.