The Embassy Venezuela in Berlin
Address: Schillstrasse 9-10 / Ecke Wichmanstrasse, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: (+49) 30 83 22 40 0
Fax: (+49) 30 832 224 02 0
Amb. Ramon Orlando Maniglia Ferreira
Amb. Ramon Orlando Maniglia Ferreira graduated with a Degree of Lieutenant Junior Grade from the Naval School of Venezuela (5th of July 1975). He also has a Bachelor of Science and Naval Arts. Thanks to his academic and professional skills, he fulfilled all grades and courses naval officer. He also reached the rank of Rear Admiral in July 1999, Vice Admiral in July 2002 and the degree of Admiral in July 2005.
The ambassador obtained a Degree in Naval Science at the Naval School of Venezuela, and a Specialization in General Management Division at the Central University of Venezuela. He also has a Diploma in Command and Staff College in The Naval War of Venezuela and he also College Diploma in Interarmas Defense in Paris France (1993-1995). He represents the Republic of Venezuela to the Federal Republic of Germany as the Head of Mission to Berlin.
Venezuela and Germany have a long tradition of political relations dating back to the meeting between the two iconic figures Simón Bolívar and Alexander von Humboldt in the early 19th century. Germany has had an embassy in Venezuela since 1871.
In 2015, German exports to Venezuela (mainly machinery and chemical products) were worth EUR 224.6 million, nearly 30 per cent less than in 2014. German imports from Venezuela have declined even more sharply, beginning in 2011 (EUR 749 million), and amounted to a mere EUR 37.2 million in 2015. German imports from Venezuela are comprised of oil, iron and steel and chemical products, each of these sectors account for around 30 per cent of total imports.
As for the Bilateral Technical Cooperation with Venezuela, it was terminated at the end of 2004. Non-governmental development cooperation is ongoing, however. Of Germany’s political foundations, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation have a permanent presence there. With regard to culture instead, there has long been intensive cultural exchange between Germany and Venezuela. Besides the German Embassy, the following institutions are active in Venezuela in the cultural sector: the Goethe Institute, the tradition-steeped Asociación Cultural Humboldt, the Evangelical Lutheran Church and a German-speaking Catholic church.