May 26, 2019

Ambassador Ramin Hasanov in Thuringia 

In the picture Ambassador Ramin Hasanov & Premier Bodo Ramelow – Picture by Thüringische Staatskanzlei Tuesday, 14 May 2019, Erfurt, Free State of Thuringia: Azerbaijan’s top envoy to Germany, Ambassador Ramin Hasanov, paid a courtesy call on the Premier of Thuringia, Dr. Bodo Ramelow, the Speaker of the state’s Diet, Birgit Diezel as well as the Mayor of Erfurt, Andreas Bausewein.  Bilateral discussions with the Thuringian dignitaries were focused on existing ties, and the potential of cooperation in fields such as the economy, education, and culture between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Free State of Thuringia.  Ambassador Hasanov provided an overview of his homeland’s…

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The Hague’s Housing survey for internationals

Finding a home is getting more difficult in The Hague region. Affordable housing is under pressure. We want to make sure everyone can enjoy living in The Hague region: Dutch and international. In order to do so, we want to make sure The Hague region has enough and affordable homes for everyone and improve the attractiveness of The Hague region for internationals. To find out more about how internationals view the housing market of The Hague region, The Hague International Centre and the Municipality of The Hague are carrying out a housing survey. Please fill in the survey to provide…

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NRW Minister Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner encounters Ambassador Blay

In the picture Minister Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner & Ambassador Gina Blay – Picture by Land NRW, Robin Teller. Monday, 13 May 2019, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia: Ghanaian Ambassador to Germany, Gina Blay, was received at Government House by NRW’s Minister of European and International Affairs, Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner. North-Rhine Westphalia and the West African country hold a lasting partnership extending to governmental and civil society échelons, academic institutions as well as twin cities.  The conversation between minister and ambassador was focused on the further development of the twelve year partnership as well as the three years old government-to-government initiative. For NRW’s government, the goal…

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KSA’s ambassador accredited in Berlin 

Ambassador Prince Faisal bin Farhan & President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier – Picture by Bundespräsidialamt. Wednesday, 27 March 2019, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany: His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud was accredited at Bellevue Palace after presenting the credentials from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Germany’s head of state, Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier.  Prince Faisal bin Farhan brings to the ambassadorship professional experiences in the private sector – defence and armament- as well as in the field of diplomacy, having recently been a senior advisor to the Royal Saudi Ambassador to the…

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Cape Verdean President in SH

In the picture Premier Daniel Günther, President Jorge Carlos Fonseca, and Ambassador Jaqueline Pires – Picture by Schleswig-Holstein’sche Staatskanzlei. Saturday, 4 May 2019, 2019, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein: Cape Verdean President Jorge Carlos Fonseca paid an official visit in the German northern state of Schleswig-Holstein in preparations to his welcoming by federal officials in Berlin. The African head of state was welcomed to Kiel by the Bundesland’s Premier Daniel Günther, and was accompanied by Cabo Verde’s Ambassador to Germany,Jaqueline Pires.  Schleswig-Holstein and Cabo Verde cooperate particularly in issues concerning ocean protection and research, in fact the Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research has a base stationed on…

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Ambassador Laurence Bay in Düsseldorf

In the picture Premier Armin Laschet and Ambassador Laurence Bay – Picture by Land NRW. Friday, 3 May 2019, Düsseldorf, NRW: Singaporean Ambassador Laurence Bay paid a courtesy visit to the premier of Germany’s most populous federal state, and duly signed the guest-book of the state government.  A pivotal topic of conversation between the two dignitaries was the special function held by Singapore in the framework of ASEAN, for the republic acts as coordinator till July 2021 of EU-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) relations. Moreover the EU inked a trade agreement with the city-state in October of 2018, a first vis-à-vis an ASEAN country.  Singapore is…

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Belgian courtesy visit to Thuringia 

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, Erfurt, Free State of Thuringia: Belgium’s Ambassador to Germany, Baron Willem van de Voorde, paid a courtesy call on Thuringia’s Premier Bodo Ramelow, the only head of government within the German federation hailing from the Die Linke [The Left] political party.  Primarily the encounter served to become acquainted to each other yet also to discuss a possibly visit by Belgian officials to Thuringia, which is the cradle of the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha dynasty, that reigns over Belgium. Other topics included economic relations, the restructuring of contemporary Thuringia as well as Henry van de Velde and the Bauhaus year.  Ambassador van de Voorde…

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Slovenia’s Franc But in Dresden

Monday, 15 April 2019, Dresden, Free State of Saxony:  Premier Michael Kretschmer welcomed the Slovenian ambassador Franc Butaccompanied by his country’s Honorary Consul to Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, Martin Bergmann.  The dignitaries discussed concrete steps to intensify the economic, cultural and touristic relations between the two states.  Ambassador But is accredited to Germany since 20 September 2017. Previously he held the post of Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia, and served his homeland as ambassador to Czechia and Serbia. Ambassador Franc But is fluent in German, English, Czech, Serbo-Croatian and French in addition to his native Slovenian.  For further information:Saxon State Chancery: https://www.ministerpraesident.sachsen.de/kretschmer-empfangt-botschafter-der-republik-slowenien-9345.html…

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Grand Opening of the 36th Weifang International Kite Fair in Shandong, China

By He Deliang, Weifang City News. Spring breeze ten miles, fragrant city, colorful kites flying, spring is full of. On April 20, the 36th Weifang International Kite Fair opened in the coastal area. Kite enthusiasts and guests from all walks of life at home and abroad gathered again in Weifang, the World Kite capital, to fly their dreams and seek common development. Liu Peng, honorary chairman of the Chinese Olympic Committee and former director of the State General Administration of Sports, opened the ceremony; Sun Jiye, Vice Governor, and Hui Xin’an, Secretary of the Municipal Committee and Director of the…

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Bavaria opens representation in Ethiopia

Director Linda Schraml & Premier Dr. Markus Söder – Picture by Bayern.de 14-18 April 2019, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: the Premier of the Free State of Bavaria, Dr. Markus Söder travelled to Ethiopia pursuing the goal to contribute to the positive democratic and innovative development of Ethiopia as well as to expanding economic ties to Africa in general.  In a statement Premier Dr. Söder described Ethiopia as an “stability anchor in the Horn of Africa, but at the same time a focal point for global challenges”.  Water scarcity, the decline of forests and soil erosion are an expression of climate change and…

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