"We stand side by side with France!"
Below is the statement of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the aftermath of a series of terrorist attacks in Paris, which left more than 120 dead and hundreds injured:
Ich bin entsetzt und schockiert über die traurigen Ereignisse in Paris. Wir stehen an der Seite Frankreichs!
Je suis horrifié et bouleversé par les incidents à Paris. Nous sommes aux côtés de la France et des Français!
I am shocked and dismayed by events in Paris. We stand side by side with France!
Please note that the Embassy will remain open during the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting from 17-20 November 2015.
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Ambassador Thomas Ossowski and Parliamentary State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Energy Mrs. Brigitte Zypries hosted a reception celebrating 25 Years of German Unity. The event, graced by the presence of Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and Madame Gretchen del Rosario, was attended by about 500 distinguished guests from politics, business and culture.
25 Years of German Unity
From October 06 to October 09, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and former German Minister of Justice Mrs. Brigitte Zypries will be visiting the Philippines accompanied by a high ranking business delegation from Germany.
On 21 September, Germany-based violin wunderkind Joaquin Maria “Chino” Gutierrez took center stage at the residence of German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski. Accompanied by renowned pianist Greg Zuniega, he showcased works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Joachim, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The formidable programme further included pieces like Dr. José Rizal-Kabayao´s “La Deportacion”, Maurice Ravel´s “Tzigane” and “La Capricieuse” by Edward Elgar.
Violin Concert at the Residence of the German Ambassador
The German government supported a Gawad Kalinga (GK) resettlement site through the construction of a community center which aims to establish a social network among resettlers of a GK village in Quezon City.
Germany supported the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau by funding a quadrilateral conference in Pohnpei, Micronesia, where the participating states can coordinate their political agendas for the upcoming climate change negotiations in Paris and expand their capacities on how to access funds for adaptation and mitigation measures.
The dual vocational training system is the most common approach of vocational training in Germany which produces highly qualified specialists and executives.
Through the Federal Foreign Office Germany is supporting the project “Forecast-Based Emergency Preparedness for Climate Risks” of the World Food Programme (WFP) which will be implemented in Bangladesh, the Philippines, Nepal and Haiti/Dominican Republic. The project aims to improve the country’s disaster preparedness and response capabilities.
The Philippines become a focal partner of Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Southeast Asia with a portfolio including 10 bilateral projects summing up to more than 41 million Euros ( 2 billion Php) funding volume (including upcoming projects in 2015/2016) as well as 28 regional and global projects with a component in the Philippines.
Tara Na Sa Germany: An Online Guide for Filipinos Migrating to Germany is a website that intends to support Filipinos who prepare for a life in Germany. The website features content specifically designed for Filipinos and includes a video series, fun quizzes and Filipino success stories in Germany. The website is available not only in English and German, but also in Filipino languages, including Tagalog and Cebuano.
Tara Na Sa Germany
The recruitment of qualified Philippine nurses is alleviating the nursing shortage in Germany and reducing unemployment in the nurses’ country of origin. The migrants’ remittances and the transfer of know-how contribute to development in the Philippines.