Germany's Foreign Policy towards Africa
Matthias Mülmenstädt, Director for Africa, Federal Foreign Office of Germany
Africa was in 2007 a focus of Germany's EU and G8 Presidencies. Germany is once again deepening its engagement in Africa including in Angola, which benefited in 2007 from a US$ 1 billion credit line directed to the post conflict reconstruction effort and the opening in 2008 of a direct air link to Frankfurt by Lufthansa.
Mr Mülmenstädt was appointed Director for Africa, German Federal Foreign Office in 2007. He will explain Germany's growing interest in Africa over the last couple of years and what is driving it.