“Welcome to the official website of the Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar in the Federal Republic of Germany.”
Madagascar and Germany have had commercial ties since the 1800s. But it was only in 1879 that the officialization of Malagasy-German relations was consecrated by the installation of a German Consul in Toamasina, in the person of Joh Kock (Documents pour l’histoire des relations entre le Royaume de Madagascar et l’Allemagne, Georges Ranaivosoa, P13).
The signing in Berlin of the German-Malagasy Friendship Treaty on May 15, 1883, between the Kingdom of Madagascar and the German Empire, endorsed this fraternal cooperation between the two countries.
Diplomatic relations with Germany were established in 1960 following the independence of the Republic of Madagascar. If the first Ambassador of Madagascar in the Federal Republic of Germany was the famous Professor Rakoto Ratsimamanga (1961-1963), for Germany this title was granted to HE Dr. Ferdinand Friedensburg (1960-1964).
The 60th anniversary celebration of German cooperation in development was opened in October 2021. As for Madagascar, the festivities of the 60th anniversary of the German cooperation in development with Germany and Madagascar are celebrated this year 2022.
Before the German reunification, the Malagasy diplomatic representation in Germany was located in Bonn. In 2003, the new premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar in Germany were inaugurated in Falkensee.
In addition to Germany, the Embassy also covers the following countries with which Madagascar maintains close diplomatic and friendly relations: Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland and Lithuania.
Diplomatic relations between Madagascar and Iceland were established in New York on September 22, 2006 while those with Lithuania were signed in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) on November 29, 2017.
Since 2006, a Malagasy Honorary Consulate has also been established in Budapest, Hungary.