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The Embassy of Costa Rica in Berlin

Contact

Address: Dessauer Str. 28-29 D-10963 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: 030 - 26 39 89 90

Fax: 030 - 26 55 72 10

Email: emb@embajada-costarica.de

http://www.botschaft-costarica.de/

The Ambassador

Amb. Lydia Peralta Cordero

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Education
Law School Degree and Public Notary Certificate at the University of Costa Rica. Member of the Costa Rican Lawyers Bar. Speciality in International Law of the University of Costa Rica. Member of the first promotion of Superior Studies in Diplomacy of the Institute of Foreign Service “Manuel María de Peralta” of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica

Languages
German, English, French, elementary Arabic

Professional career
Entered the Diplomatic Service in 1992, served in different positions in the fields of foreign policy, international cooperation, protocol and training at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship. Minister Counsellor and General Consul at the Embassy in Bonn and Berlin, Germany. Also Minister Counsellor and General Consul at the Embassy in Austria, and Alternate Representative at the specialized organizations – IAEA, CTBTO, UNIDO, UNOV – of the United Nations in Vienna. With consular, bilateral and multilateral diplomatic experience. Served as Training Coordinator from 2010 until 2014 at the Institute of Foreign Service “Manuel María de Peralta”, there having been appointed as Deputy Director. Professor of International Private Law for non-lawyers. Provided training and conferences of Diplomatic and Consular immunities and privileges, and of protocol and etiquette to colleagues and public civil services of other ministries, police corps, other state institutions and several NGOs

History

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Costa Rican-German bilateral relations are untroubled. They are focused primarily on trade and economic exchange, long-standing development collaboration, and cooperation on environmental issues and climate protection. Germany enjoys a positive image in Costa Rica, thanks in part to the country’s well-assimilated German community.

Germany is one of Costa Rica’s principal trading partners in the European Union, and Costa Rica is a popular holiday destination for Germans (around 70,000 German tourists visited the country in 2015).

On an education level the Costa Rican-German bilateral relations are also good. The German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) has a regional office in San José, which runs an Information Centre that conducts bilateral and regional programmes to promote the exchange of lecturers and students. There are special bilateral agreements on academic and student exchanges with Costa Rican institutions. There are also two Goethe Centers in San José.