Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development

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Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)
BMZ Logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed 14 November 1961
Jurisdiction Government of Germany
Headquarters Dahlmannstraße 4,
53113 Bonn
Employees approx. 600
Minister responsible
  • Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Agency executives
  • Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, Parliamentary State Secretary
  • Christian Schmidt, State Secretary
Website http://www.bmz.de

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (German: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung), abbreviated BMZ, is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its main office is at the former German Chancellery in Bonn with a second major office at the Europahaus in Berlin.

Founded in 1961, the Ministry works to encourage economic development within Germany and in other countries through international cooperation and partnerships. It cooperates with international organizations involved in development including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and the United Nations.

Ministers for Economic Cooperation[edit]

Offices of the BMZ in the former Federal Chancellery

Political Party:       FDP       CSU       SPD

Name
(Born-Died)
Party Term of Office Chancellor
(Cabinet)
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation
Walter Scheel
(born 1919)
FDP 14 November 1961 28 October 1966 Adenauer (IV • V)
Erhard (I • II)
Werner Dollinger
(1918–2008)
CSU 28 October 1966 30 November 1966 Kiesinger (I)
Hans-Jürgen Wischnewski
(1922–2005)
SPD 1 December 1966 2 October 1968
Erhard Eppler
(born 1926)
SPD 16 October 1968 8 July 1974 Kiesinger (I)
Brandt (III)
Egon Bahr
(born 1922)
SPD 8 July 1974 14 December 1976 Schmidt (I)
Marie Schlei
(1919–1983)
SPD 16 December 1976 16 February 1978 Schmidt (II)
Rainer Offergeld
(born 1937)
SPD 16 February 1978 1 October 1982 Schmidt (II • III)
Jürgen Warnke
(1932–2013)
CSU 4 October 1982 11 March 1987 Kohl (III)
Hans Klein
(1931–1996)
CSU 12 March 1987 21 April 1989 Kohl (III)
Jürgen Warnke
(1932-2013)
CSU 21 April 1989 18 January 1991
Carl-Dieter Spranger
(born 1939)
CSU 18 January 1991 22 January 1993 Kohl (IV)
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Carl-Dieter Spranger
(born 1939)
CSU 23 January 1993 26 October 1998 Kohl (IVV)
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul
(born 1942)
SPD 27 October 1998 27 October 2009 Schröder (III)
Merkel (I)
Dirk Niebel
(born 1963)
FDP 28 October 2009 17 December 2013 Merkel (II)
Gerd Müller
(born 1955)
CSU 17 December 2013 Incumbent Merkel (III)

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