PHILIPPINE EMBASSY AND FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN BERLIN WELCOME NEW AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE TO GERMANY
20 March 2023, Berlin, Germany – The Philippine Embassy in Berlin welcomed the arrival of H.E. Irene Susan B. Natividad, Philippine Ambassador-Designate to the Federal Republic of Germany on 15 March 2023.
Ambassador-designate Natividad was met at the airport by Mr. Bernd Kübart, Unit Head of Protocol of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany (Bundesministerium fuer Auswaertiges Amt) and they briefly discussed Philippine-German relations.
The Filipino community also welcomed the Ambassador after a Sunday Holy Mass with a “Harana” by the Philippine community’s resident tenors. In her remarks, the Ambassador thanked the Filipino community for their warm welcome and their continued support for the Embassy’s projects, and committed to work with them on programs that would benefit the community and improve the Embassy’s delivery of services. She joined them for a salo-salo in the parish hall where she interacted with various Filipino groups.
Ambassador-designate Natividad served in the Philippine Missions to the United Nations in New York and Vienna, at the Embassies in Canada and Austria, in the Consulates General in Honolulu and Milan and on secondment to the APEC Secretariat in Singapore. In the Home Office, she served in the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration, in the Office of Legal Affairs and in the Office of the Secretary.
Ambassador Natividad is the Philippines’ sixth consecutive female ambassador to Germany. (END)