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The Embassy of Jordan in Berlin

Contact

Address: Heerstrasse 201 13595 Berlin Germany

Tel.: (+49) 30 36 99 60 0

Fax: (+49) 30 36 99 60 11

       E-mail: jordan@jordanembassy.de  

                   consulate@jordanembassy.de

www.jordanembassy.de

The Ambassador

Amb. Basheer Fawwaz Zoubi

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Accreditation date
06/06/2017

Details
Date of Birth: 1965

Education
1988 | bachelor’s in economics, Portland State University
2000-2001 | Graduate Course in Economics, Carleton University

Professional career
1991-1993 | Diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amman
1993-1998 | Diplomat at the Jordan Mission to the United Nations, New York
1998-1999 | Diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister's Private Office, Amman; Diplomat at the Embassy of Jordan, Ottawa
2001-2003 | Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Jordan, Ottawa
2003-2004 | Deputy Director for the Minister's Private Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amman
2004-2006 / 2007-2009 | Deputy Permanent Representative for the Jordan Mission to the United Nations, New York
2006-2007 | Charge d'Affaires ad interim at the Jordan Mission to the UN, New York
2009-2010 | Deputy Director, International Affairs and Organizations Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amman
2010 | Director, European Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amman
2010-2016 | Ambassador, Ottawa
2016-2017 | Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Amman

History

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Germany has long had close and friendly relations with Jordan, it is a key partner on the political scene also. The two countries cooperate successfully in the development of policy as well as in the economy and culture. The numerous mutual visits of Jordan-German politicians prove this close relationship. HM King Abdullah II visited Berlin in late 2011 and held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bundestag President Norbert Lammert and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. 

Development cooperation plays a significant role in the German-Jordanian relations.Germany is among the largest donors, alongside the US, Japan and the European Commission.Germany has long enjoyed close and friendly political relations with Jordan. In many areas, Germany is one of the most important partner of this country, which in 1994 was the second Arab state to conclude a peace treaty with Israel and is actively engaged, both within the region and internationally, in efforts to secure a peaceful solution to the Middle East conflict. Beyond the political arena, the two countries also work together successfully in development cooperation as well as in the economic, academic and cultural sectors.

Development cooperation plays a major role in German-Jordanian relations. Germany is one of the biggest bilateral donors, along with the United States, Japan and the European Union. Bilateral cooperation focuses on the water sector. Jordan is one of the world’s poorest countries in terms of available water resources per capita.

Cultural relations between Germany and Jordan are founded essentially on three main elements: academic cooperation, archaeological cooperation and bilateral cultural and language programmes conducted by the Goethe Institute in Amman.
Jordanian universities and research institutions maintain a lively exchange with Germany in a wide variety of areas.