Good reasons for the German-Afghan Society: Germany and Afghanistan – both countries connects a long, about 100-year-old history. After the fall of the Taliban regime in the end of 2001 the Federal Republic of Germany has also resumed the diplomatic relations with the country in the Hindukush. The German-Afghan Society exerts itself for the development aid in Afghanistan, for the peace in the region as well as for the economic and human relations between the central-european and the central-asian country.

Germany and Afghanistan – a friendship which counts till this day.

  • 1915

    A German expedition reached the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul. Their aim: To win the central-asian country politically for own side. The negotiations extended, the mission failed. But a friendship treaty was still signed between Germany and Afghanistan.

  • 2015

    In the heart of the German Ruhrgebiet-Area the German-Afghan Society – briefly DAGeV – is based. Priority job of the society is to promote the bilateral relations between Germany and Afghanistan in all questions of the public, cultural and economic life.


  • 2017

    The DAGeV in cooperation with the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) organises the 1st German-Afghan Economic Forum inside the CongressCenter Essen. Participants are high-ranking representatives of the Afghan economy and the German industry as well as from the politics. It is the first economic event of this kind in the Federal Republic of Germany and the prelude for the delegation meetings forced by the DAGeV between both countries.

    After the German missions in Essen and Berlin as well as the existing office in Kabul, opens the new representative office of the DAGeV in the Afghan capital on 31st July 2017. More than 100 guests from the business world, governmental and non-governmental organisations are present at the opening and reaffirm the importance of cooperation between the two countries. A positive sign. Also with regard to the further regional representations of the DAGeV in Afghanistan, which are already under construction.

    Just two weeks after the opening of the new representative office in Kabul, the DAGeV’s plans to build further regional representations are taking shape. The German-Afghan Society is opening another office in Mazar-i Sharif, Afghanistan’s fourth largest city. The DAGeV is now also represented in the province of Balkh and offers the people in northern Afghanistan a contact point.

  • 2018

    Following the success of the 1st German-Afghan Economic Forum (GAEF) last year, the 2nd GAEF took place in May in the new, state-of-the-art Congress Center Essen. And it ended with a shared vision for both countries. You’ll find more about it here: