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Germany
Federal Republic of Germany

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : November 26, 1883
  • Bilateral Trade(2020)
    • Exports : $ 9,580 million (Medicine and Medical Supplies, Storage batteries, Automobiles)
    • Imports : $ 20,680 million (Automobiles, Medicine and Medical Supplies, Automobile components)
  • Bilateral Investment(~2020)
    • The ROK's Investment in Germany : $ 7,600 million
    • Germany's Investment in the ROK : $ 14,500 million
  • Number of Koreans living in Germany(2019) : about 44,864
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to Germany
      • 1995   March  President Kim Young-sam
      • 1997   May  Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoo Jong-ha
      • 2000   March  President Kim Dae-jung
      • 2002   November  Speaker of the National Assembly Park Kwan-yong
      • 2002   November  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Choi Sung-hong
      • 2003   November  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Yoon Young-kwan
      • 2004   October  Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan
      • 2005   April  President Roh Moo-hyun
      • 2005   October  Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan
      • 2006   June  Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook
      • 2007   October  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Song Min-soon
      • 2009   April  Prime Minister Han Seung-soo
      • 2009   May  Vice-Speaker of the National Assembly Moon Hee-sang
      • 2010   January   Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee (National Assembly) Park Jin
      • 2011   May  President Lee Myung-bak
      • 2012   February  Minister of Unification Yu Woo-ik
      • 2012   May  Vice Minister of Unification Kim Chun-sig (2nd meeting of the
        Korea-Germany Consultation Committee on Unification)
      • 2012   October  Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik
      • 2014   March  President Park Geun-hye
      • 2015   February  Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se
      • 2015   June  Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se
      • 2015   July  Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se (Eurasia Friendship Express)
      • 2016   February  Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se (Munich Security Conference)
      • 2017   February  Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se (Munich Security Conference)
      • 2017   July  President Moon Jae-in
      • 2019   February  Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha (Munich Security Conference)
      • 2020   February  Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha (Munich Security Conference)
      • 2020   February  Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha (Ministerial Meeting of Stockholm Initiative)
      • 2020   August  Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha (2nd Foreign Ministerial Strategic Dialogue)
      • 2020   September  Speaker of the National Assembly Park Byeong-seug
      • 2021   October  Minister of Unification Lee In-young
    • From Germany to the ROK
      • 1993   March  Chancellor Helmut Kohl
      • 1993   July  Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel
      • 1997   October  Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel
      • 1998   September  President Roman Herzog
      • 2000   October  Chancellor Gerhard Schröder
      • 2000   November  Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer
      • 2002   June  President Johannes Rau
      • 2004   April  Vice-Speaker of German Parliament Dr. Antje Vollmer
      • 2006   February  Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier
      • 2008   August  Speaker of German Parliament Norbert Lammert
      • 2010   February  President Horst Köhler
      • 2010   November  Chancellor Angela Merkel
      • 2012   March  Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (Nuclear Security Summit)
      • 2013   May  President of Federal Council Kretschmann
      • 2014   October  Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier
      • 2015   October  President Joachim Gauck
      • 2016   April  President of Federal Council Stanislaw Tillich
      • 2017   September  Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder
      • 2018   February  President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
      • 2018   July  Foreign Minister Heiko Maas(1st Foreign Ministerial Strategic Dialogue)
      • 2021   May  Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

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