Ambassador Axel Zeidler


The German Embassy in Kabul has been closed since 15 August 2021.

German nationals who are still in Afghanistan after the end of the military evacuation and who want to leave are urgently requested to register under http://afg.diplo.de. Even if you had already entered your details in the ELEFAND emergency contact list, please register via our new system. This will allow us to communicate specifically with those of you who are still in Afghanistan and are looking to leave.

Please make sure your information is complete and correct!

The Federal Foreign Office has also set up an emergency hotline for German nationals (+49 30-18 17 1000) – but no matter how you seek to contact us, you must register via the portal http://afg.diplo.de.

Attention! We have seen an increase in dubious contacts via social media and misinformation is being spread. Please respond only to individual messages from us via the communication channels mentioned above.

Information for former local employees and other Afghans at particular risk can be found here.

Curriculum Vitae

since July 2020
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kabul, Afghanistan
2015 - 2020

Consul General in Sao Paulo, Brazil


German Federal Academy for Security Policy


German Foreign Office, Inspector


German Foreign Office, Head of Division


German Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, Deputy Head of Mission

2002 - 2006

German Foreign Office, Deputy Head of Division

1999 - 2002
German Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil
1996 - 1999

German Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia, Deputy Head of Mission

1993 - 1996

German Foreign Office, Bonn

1991 - 1993
Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York
1990 - 1991

German Foreign Office, Bonn


Entry German Foreign Office, Bonn

1985 - 1989

Researcher at German Aerospace Agency DLR

1983 - 1985

Researcher at Technical University, Darmstadt

1977 - 1983
Studies of Physics in Darmstadt (Germany) and Paris

Born 1957 in Berlin, Germany
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