19 September 2014
President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived at the Berlin Tegel Airport past 10:00 AM (Berlin time) after his visit from Paris, France for the last leg of his official visit in the European region.
He was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to Germany Maria Cleofe Natividad, Minister and Consul General Mardomel Celo Melicor, German Chief of Protocol Ambassador Juergen Mertens, other officials of the German government and the Berlin Association of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ambassadors.
Aside from strengthening bilateral relations with Germany, President Aquino’s visit to Berlin aims to develop relations in significant areas of cooperation such as defense, economy, healthcare and cultural among others.
The Chief Executive will have several meetings with German business executives and will speak at the Policy Forum organized by Koerber Stiftung and Asia Pacific Association (APA). President Aquino is likewise scheduled to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal President Joachim Gauck.
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