19 September 2014
President Benigo S. Aquino III was given arrival honors at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin led by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Upon his arrival, President Aquino was introduced to the German delegation and he likewise introduced Chancellor Merkel to the Philippine delegation composed of Foreign Affairs Sec. Albert Del Rosario, Philippine Ambassador to Germany Maria Cleofe Natividad, Trade and Industry Sec. Gregory Domingo, Communications and Transportation Sec. Jose Emilio Abaya, Finance Sec. Cesar Purisima and National Economic Development Authority Sec. Arsenio Balisacan.
Both national anthems of the Philippines and Germany were played and the trooping of the Honor Guards was performed. Subsequently, President Aquino and Chancellor Merkel were escorted inside the chancellery for a working lunch hosted by the Federal Chancellor.
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