August 21, 2019

Kickstart your Chinese language learning! If your company does business with China, or you are planning a holiday there, consider learning the basics of Chinese. Not only can this help you communicate better with your Chinese colleagues or friends, it can help you immerse into the culture in a unique way and enrich your travel or business experience. There is no better way to learn about a people and their way of life than to learn something of the language. Kickstart School introduces ‘Communicating in Chinese Level I, II and III’. These are introductory courses designed for beginners and are…

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‘Cuauhtemoc’ anchors at Kiel

13-18 August 2019, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany: Mexican vessel Cuauhtemoc arrived to Kiel, Maritimenstützpunkt (Schweriner Str. 45, 24106 Kiel) after a rather successful layover at Rostock, Mecklenburg West-Pomerania, for the Hanse Sail 2019.  In Kiel the ship was received by the city’s Mayor Ulf Kämpfer, who was guided about the vessel by the Mexican Head of Chancery, Minister Erasmo Lara, Navy Attaché, Rear Admiral Esteban Martínez Maya and the Cuauhtémoc’s Commander Gorraez.  The Mexican delegation moreover took the time to pay a visit to the Naval Base Command in Kiel wherein they were received by Commander, Frigate Captain Alexander Koch.  For further information: Embassy of the United…

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President Rebelo de Sousa in Berlin and Rostock

Ambassador João Mira Gomes receives President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa – Picture by Portuguese Presidency. 7-8 August, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany: The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, began on Wednesday an official visit to Berlin and Rostock, Mecklenburg West Pomerania, at the invitation of his German counterpart, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to consolidate relations between the two EU partners. According to the Portuguese Presidency: “this visit aims to consolidate the bilateral relations between Portugal and Germany, giving continuity to the level of excellence that characterises the relationship between the two countries in all dimensions, whether at institutional, academic,…

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Bavaria’s Dr. Herrmann in Israel

30 July- 1 August 2019: Bavarian State Minister Dr. Florian Herrmann, Head of the State Chancellery and Minister of State for Federal and European Affairs and Media, embarked on a two-day working to Israel. The office of the Free State of Bavaria in Tel Aviv is an important point of contact for the manifold ties between the Free State of Bavaria and the State of Israel. Tel Aviv   The journey’s focus laid upon innovation and start-ups. Dr. Herrmann held talks with important representatives from the fields of business and technology and paid a visit the “Start Up Nation Central”….

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“Adriana Lecouvreur” patronised by Swarovski

In the picture Helga Rabl-Stadler & Nadja Swarovski – Picture by Swarovski. 29 July 2019, Salzburg, Austria: Chairperson of Swarovski Foundation Swarovski Executive Board Member, Nadja Swarovski hosted a bespoke function for the opera performance ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ in the framework of the globally renowned Salzburg Festival. It was at the Salzburg Residenz, the former palace of the prince-archbishops of Salzburg, that Ms Nadja Swarovski had the pleasure of welcoming guests such as the President of the Salzburg Festival, Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler, actress Sunnyi Melles, Princess Leonille Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, father and son actor duo, Friedrich and Max von Thun, Maria Großbauer from the Vienna Opera Ball, which…

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Israel’s Ambassador Issacharoff in Saxony

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, Dresden, Free State of Saxony: Saxony’s Premier Michael Kretschmer received the Israeli Ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff for a courtesy call at the State Chancery. One of the topics of discussion was Saxony’s participation in the “New Kibbutz” scholarship programme. Within the programme’s framework, students can be sent to Israeli companies as interns and supported. According to the press statement below, Premier Michael Kretschmer said: “Saxony and Israel are linked by friendly and diverse relationships in business, science and culture. With Saxony’s participation in the New Kibbutz scholarship programme, we are promoting the exchange of young…

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Premier Dr. Haselof welcomed Helvetian Ambassador

Thursday, 18 July 2019, Magdeburg, Saxe-Anhalt, Germany: Premier Dr. Reiner Haseloff welcomed the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation, Dr. Paul Seger for a visite de courtoisie. The ties between the two countries are manifold. Switzerland is one of our country’s most important trading partners. In 2018 for instance, exports totalled 617 million euros, the highest level up to date. The main exports are aluminium and aluminium alloys, petroleum products, chemical precursors and plastics. Imports amounted to 626 million euros in the previous year. The main groups of imported goods were semi-finished aluminium products and pharmaceutical products. There are 96 companies…

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Ambassador Saleem hosts Saudi envoy

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, Pakistan House, Berlin, Germany: HE Ambassador Jauhar Saleem hosted a dinner at his homeland’s official residence in honour of his Saudi colleague, HH Ambassador Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud. The dinners hosted by Ambassador Saleem for his novel colleagues are much appreciated, and held in high esteem amongst ambassadors in Berlin. Amongst the participants were the heads of mission of Australia; Lynette Wood, New Zealand; Rupert Holborow, the Maldives; Ahmed Latheef, Bahrain; Abdullah bin Abdulatif Abdullah, Tunisia;  Ahmed Chafra, Jordan; Basheer Zoubi, Lebanon; Dr. Mustapha Adib, Uzbekistan; Nabijon Kasimov, Kyrgyzstan; Erines Otorbaev, Tajikistan; Sohibnazar Gayratsho, Iraq; Dhia bin Hadi Al-Dabbass, Yemen; Dr. Yahia bin Mohammed…

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Mechanism Principals participate in “Stop Genocide and Holocaust Denial” conference in Sarajevo

In the picture Judge Carmel Agius. The Principals of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), President, Judge Carmel Agius, Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz, and Registrar Olufemi Elias, participated last June in a conference entitled “Stop Genocide and Holocaust Denial” in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). All three Principals delivered keynote remarks as part of the conference opening session, which also included a video message from Mr. Adama Dieng, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide.  The conference, was organised by the Association of Victims and Witnesses of Genocide and The Mother’s Action of the…

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Austrian National Council’s Speaker in NRW

Speaker Wolfang Sobotka and Premier Armin Laschet accompanied by Ambassador Dr. Peter Huber – Picture by Land NRW Friday, 12 July 2019, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia: NRW Premier Armin Laschet received the Speaker of the Austrian National Council, Wolfgang Sobotka, for a bilateral meeting at the State Chancellery. Following Speaker Sobotka’s signing NRW dignitaries’ guest book, both sides exchanged views on the current situation in their countries, and in Europe at large in the aftermath of the European elections, and the constituency of the new legislature.  As per statement below Premier Armin Laschet remarked: “The Speaker of the National Council, Wolfgang Sobotka, and I agree that it…

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