Ambassador Ossowski visits the Marshall Islands
German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski presented his letters of credence to His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Christopher Loeak, in the capital city of Majuro. During his visit, Ambassador Ossowski reaffirmed Germany’s commitment to work together with the Marshall Islands in order to achieve substantial results at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris in November 2015.
From Day One after Yolanda until today: solid German support for rehabilitation continues
Since the onset of Yolanda, Germany has been relentless in the outpour of support for those devastated by the typhoon. German humanitarian relief organizations have been among the first who reached the Philippines from abroad to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
Until today, German relief organizations have been working non-stop in the typhoon-stricken areas.
German Parliamentary State Secretary Hans-Joachim Fuchtel visits the Philippines
Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Mr. Hans-Joachim Fuchtel paid an official visit to the Philippines from 27 to 29 October 2014. The State Secretary was received by Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario. He held political talks also with National Economic Development Authority Secretary Arsenio Balisacan and Department of Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran.
This year, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, a historic event that marked the end of the division of Germany and of Europe that lasted more than 40 years. On the evening of November 9, 1989, the peaceful revolution in East Germany led to the opening of the Berlin Wall. When the Wall fell in Berlin – so did the frontier that had divided Germany for decades.
German football all-stars and former national team players were in Manila to play the football greats of the Philippines last October 18 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The German squad – composed of 1990 FIFA World Champion Guido Buchwald and 1996 European Champion Dieter Eilts, among others, displayed superb football skills as they triumphed 13-0 against the Philippine selection.
Celebrating 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and the Philippines and German-Philippine friendship that goes back a long way
60 years ago Germany and the Philippines established their diplomatic relations. Today we see common values and strong international ties between the two countries, as mentioned by Angela Merkel on the occasion of her meeting with the Philippine President Benigno Aquino.
During the visit to Germany by the President of the Philippines, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, several bilateral agreements were signed at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (19 September). Among other things, the foundation for the establishment of a German-Philippine chamber of commerce was laid.
German development bank KfW will cofinance up to $2 billion over three years with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote development in the Asia and Pacific region, particularly in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Viet Nam. The KfW cofinancing will focus on energy, urban infrastructure, climate change, small and medium enterprise financing, vocational training, and regional integration.