German embassy marks 32 years of Germany reunification

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Germany Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel, first lady Liza Araneta Marcos

Germany Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel recently hosted a reception celebrating 32 years of German reunification.

German embassy marks 32 years of Germany reunification
Roswitha Brieger, Austria Ambassador Johann Brieger, Consul General of Monaco Fortune Aleta Ledesma

 

German embassy marks 32 years of Germany reunification
Consul of Finland Herbert Nyqvist, Consul of Belgium Fabio Pompetti, Consul of the Czech Republic Jan Krivos

The event, graced by first lady Liza Araneta Marcos, Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo and several other Cabinet members, was attended by more than 600 guests from politics, business and culture.

German embassy marks 32 years of Germany reunification
Netherlands Ambassador Marielle Geradts, Denmark Ambassador Franz-Michael Mellbin, Colombia Ambassador Marcela Ordonez

 

German embassy marks 32 years of Germany reunification
Riitta Laakso, Finland Ambassador Juha Pyykko

The occasion signaled the return of physical events at the German embassy after the pandemic.

Booths representing the partners of the event were set up in the ballroom of Fairmont Makati, which highlighted the broad network of German institutions and companies operating in the Philippines.

German embassy marks 32 years of Germany reunification
Argentina Ambassador Ricardo Luis Bocalandro, Spain Ambassador Miguel Utray

 

German embassy marks 32 years of Germany reunification
Czech Republic Ambassador Jana Sediva, Fairmont Makati GM Bernd Schneider

 

In her speech, Reiffenstuel highlighted the areas of cooperation between Germany and the Philippines, mainly peace-building in Mindanao; the promotion of the maritime rules-based order, in particular United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; comprehensive trade and business relations; climate change; renewable energies and sustainability; human rights; gender mainstreaming and women empowerment.

German embassy marks 32 years of Germany reunification
US Deputy Chief of Mission Heather Variava, Mike Toledo

 

German embassy marks 32 years of Germany reunification
Israel Ambassador Ilan Fluss, Thailand Ambassador Tull Traisorat

The evening celebrations were capped off by a world-class performance by Hamburg-based German-Filipino alternative indie folk trio Joseh. —Contributed INQ

 

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