President George Abela on a State Visit to Germany

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Mar 11, 2014
​President George Abela is welcomed by President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck.

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President George Abela on a State Visit to Germany

President George Abela, holds bilateral talks with Federal President Joachim Gauck. President George Abela is accompanied by Minister for Foreign Affairs, George W. Vella, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Chris Cardona and Ambassador Albert Friggieri.

President George Abela is welcomed by Vice Admiral Heinrich Lange, Director General for Forces Policy at the Federal Ministry of Defence, followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany to the victims of war and tyranny

President George Abela is welcomed by Mr Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin.



President George Abela, walks through the Brandenburg Gate accompanied by The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Mr Klaus Wowereit.


President George Abela,
at the Reichstag Building


President George Abela accompanied by Hon. Minister Dr George Vella,  Hon. Minister Dr Chris Cardona, Ambassador Albert Friggieri, official and Institutional Delegation arrived in Bremen and visited Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Welcomed by Mr Jens Bohrnsen, President of the Senate and Mayor of Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Exchange of gifts


Meeting with the President of the Bremen House of Representatives
Signing of the visitors book and exchange of gifts
Visit at the Plenary Chamber and a presentation on Germany's Federal system as experienced by Bremen

Welcome by Mr Martin Gunthner Senator of Economy, Labour and Ports and of Justice and Constitution of the Free Hanseatic City of Breman, and Mr Artur Beneken, Head of Bremerhaven City Council - at the Container Terminal Premises


President George Abela accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, George W. Vella,  Ambassador Albert Friggieri, University Rector Prof. Juanito Camilleri and the official delegation, visited the University of Bremen. Upon arrival, they were welcomed by Prof Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Rector of the University  of Bremen. Prof. Thomas Stolz, Head of Malta Centre within the University of Bremen, explained that Maltese is a language chosen by some 100 students coming from all over the world, that study linguistics. 

Kmieni wara nofsinhar ġiet fit-tmiemha ż-Żjara Statali fil-Ġermanja. L-E.T. l-President George Abela akkumpanjat  mill-Ministru George W. Vella, l-Ministru Chris Cardona, l-Ambaxxatur Albert Friggieri u d-Delegazzjoni, dalgħodu żaru Dresden fejn ġew milqugħa minn Stanislaw Tillich, Ministru-President tal-Istat Ħieles tas-Sassonja.