November 15, 2018

Qatar National Tourism Council established

HH The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani – Picture by Emiri Diwan. Sunday, 4 November 2018, State of Qatar: As per Emiri decree No 74 of 2018 His Highness The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, established the National Tourism Council (NTC) replacing Qatar Tourism Authority. The country’s National Tourism Council shall endeavour to accomplishing the “best conditions for the implementation of the national strategy for tourism and its subsidiary programmes, in order to promote comprehensive development plans for tourism sector and organise and promote them internally and externally”. Likewise it will aim…

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X Global Expo Botswana 2018

On the picture Vice-President of India Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana, Bogolo Kenewendo, Vice-President of Botswana, Slumber Tsogwane – Picture by Global.   30 October to 2 November 2018, Gabarone, Republic of Botswana: Under the auspices of Vice-President of Botswana, His Honour Slumber Tsogwane, Global Expo Botswana (GEB) opened ceremoniously hosting the Vice-President of India, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, as chief guest. The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana lead by The Hon Bogolo Kenewendo is the mastermind behind this successful Global Expo that aides to find new partnerships for the country’s industries. More…

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Conference of German state premiers in Hamburg

German premiers 2018 – Picture by Hamburg Staatskanzlei. Thursday and Friday, 25-26 October 2018, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg: The federal city-state of Hamburg hosted the annual conference of German premiers for the first time since 2002, when it was held under the aegis of then First Mayor Ole von Beust. For First Mayor Dr. Peter Tschentscher it was a magnificent opportunity to present his mayorship, for he only took over the office from the incumbent Federal Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz on 28 March of this year. The gathering known as Ministerpräsidentenkonferenz (MPK) coordinates the joint…

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Dr. Arif Havas Oegroseno in Hamburg

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, City Hall of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg: H.E. Ambassador Dr Arif Havas Oegroseno who leads the Indonesian Embassy in Berlin since 8 May 2018 paid a courtesy visit to Hamburg’s First Mayor, Dr. Peter Tschentscher. For the Indonesian head of mission, Hamburg has a particular relevance, for it is seat to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Previous to his ambassadorship to Germany, he was Indonesia’s Deputy Minister of the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs. In the latter capacity Dr. Havas Oegroseno served as President of the 20th Meeting of the 162 State Parties…

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Dr. Gordan Grlić Radman in Hamburg

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg: HE Ambassador Dr. Gordan Grlić Radman paid his courtesy visit to the Hamburg Senate, and was welcomed by State Secretary, Dr. Annette Tabbara, Plenipotentiary to the Federation, the European Union and for Foreign Affairs, on behalf of First Mayor of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher. Ambassador Grlić Radman was accredited to Germany on 16 October 2018, thus becoming the seventh head of mission from Croatia in Germany. Previous to this function he was ambassador to Hungary. For further information: Embassy of the Republic of Croatia to Germany: http://de.mvep.hr/de/vertretungen/predstavnistva/ https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordan_Grlić_Radman

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Leadership in Music

“Anja Bihlmaier is amongst the most talented conductors of the younger generation DAS OPER GLASS” What needs to be done to put together all those countless intangible variables in an orchestra achieve a phenomenal whole? How do you motivate top talent to present themselves at the service of the team? And most importantly, how do you do that without words? We invite you to an extensive introduction to the German Anja top dirigente Bihlmaier during her Dutch debut with the Hague Philharmonic on November 9 in the South Beach Theater.  Anja Bihlmaier studied at the Conservatory of Freiburg. In the…

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Visiting a sauerkraut factory

First experience visiting a sauerkraut factory for few diplomats was recently organised by Ms Maja C. Steenwijk Groot on the picture together with H.E. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan and spouse Ms. Midori Inomata, and Mr. Boris Zhilko, Deputy Minister at the Embassy of Russia. 5,000 tons of sauerkraut are processed every year and then shipped throughout France, Europe and even to the United States. These products consist for more than 90% of cabbage grown on the fertile fields in the northern part of the Dutch province North Holland.

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Brandenburg”s Premier Woidke in China

Sunday, 9-14 September 2018, PRC: Premier of Brandenburg, Dietmar Woidke was in the PRC leading a political, trade and scientific delegation in Beijing as well as the partner province of Hebei. The latter partnership was signed up during Premier Woidke’s first visit to the PRC in 2015. On Tuesday, 4 September, Premier Woidke and his delegation travelled to Hebei, or more accurately to the province’s capital Shijiazhuang and the cities of Tangshan and Zhang-jiakou. There are ca. 300 companies from Brandenburg either already active, or planning to be active in Brandenburg. Brandenburg Invest and the China Federation of Industrial Economics…

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Ambassador Melnyk on courtesy visit in Hamburg

14 July 2018, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg:  Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany, Dr. Andrii Melnyk, paid his visite de courtoisie to First Mayor of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher at the historic City Hall of Hamburg. The former was accompanied by Ukrainian General Consul Oksana Tarasyuk, whereas Mayor Dr. Tschentscher welcomed him in company of State Secretary Dr. Annette Tabbara, Plenipotentiary to the Federation, to the EU and for Foreign Affairs.   Ambassador Melnyk was in Hamburg to pay visits to Ukrainian soldiers being treated at the Federal Armed Forces Hospital. Dr. Melnyk moreover took the opportunity to discuss possible…

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Dr. Gordan Grlić Radman in Hamburg

State Secretary, Dr. Annette Tabbara and H.E. Ambassador Dr. Gordan Grlić Radman. Tuesday, 3 July 2018, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg: HE Ambassador Dr. Gordan Grlić Radman paid his courtesy visit to the Hamburg Senate, and was welcomed by State Secretary, Dr. Annette Tabbara, Plenipotentiary to the Federation, the European Union and for Foreign Affairs, on behalf of First Mayor of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher. Ambassador Grlić Radman was accredited to Germany on 16 October 2018, thus becoming the seventh head of mission from Croatia in Germany. Previous to this function he was ambassador to Hungary. For further information:  Embassy of the…

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