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Ambassador Dr Ulrich A. Sante

Ambassador Dr Ulrich Sante presented his credential

Ambassador Dr Ulrich Sante prersented his credentials to President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana., © Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Message from the Ambassador

Dear visitors,

A very warm welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Singapore!

Here my team and I would like to offer you a range of information on Germany and Singapore as well as useful contacts and links. In addition, we provide you with an overview of current topics in Germany as well as important aspects of the German-Singaporean partnership, its bilateral co-operation in politics and economy, in science and culture, and issues related to environmental protection and climate change.

Furthermore, you will find

* information on Germany, including German foreign policies,
* advice regarding visa application as well as work and study opportunities in Germany,
* tips for consular issues and services for German citizen in Singapore,
* information on German institutions in Singapore, and
* information in the areas of economy, culture and environment.

Germany and Singapore are partners in international politics, in science and culture and above all, in trade and investments: With regards to the trade volume Germany is Singapore's most important partner in Europe and, conversely, Singapore is Germany's most important trading partner in Southeast Asia. Approximately 1.600 German companies are represented in Singapore and an estimated 8.000 Germans are living here, among them more than 200 scientists.

I hope you will enjoy the virtual visit of the Embassy. Suggestions and comments are always welcome.

With my best wishes,

Dr Ulrich A. Sante

Curriculum vitae

Ambassador Dr. Ulrich A. Sante was born in Ottawa, Canada on 26 October, 1957. He is married to Christina Sante. They have four sons.

Since July 2017 Ambassador to Singapore
2014 – 2017 Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of Germany to NATO, Brussels
2012 – 2014 Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Madrid, Spain
2009 – 2012 Head of Division, European Common Security and Defence Policy, German Federal Foreign Office (FFO), Berlin
2006 – 2009 Head of Press Section, German Embassy in Washington DC, USA
2002 – 2006 Deputy Head of Division, Coordination Office for European Foreign and Security Policy, FFO, Berlin
1999 – 2002 Served at the Permanent Representation of the EU, Brussels
1996 – 1999 Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania
1994 – 1996 Served at the German FFO Headquarters in Berlin
1991 – 1994 Diplomat at the German Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay
1990 Served at the Headquarters of the German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
1989 Attended the School of Diplomacy of the German FFO, Bonn
1984 - 1988 Obligatory Legal Apprenticeship Period, Intermediate Courts of Appeals, Celle and Berlin (2nd State Law Degree)
1976 – 1984 Law, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität of Freiburg and Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität of Bonn (1st State Law Degree)