GERMAN PRESIDENTIAL PALACE HOISTS PHILIPPINE FLAG FOR NEW PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR’S PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS
Berlin, 16 May 2023 – H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, received the credentials of Philippine Ambassador Irene Susan Barreiro Natividad at Bellevue Palace in Berlin. The customary protocol involved the Ambassador and her entourage being escorted by officials from the German Federal Foreign Office – Protocol Division to the Presidential Palace. Upon arrival, the Ambassador was given military honors by the German Armed Forces, invited to sign the official guest book of the Palace, and then presented her credentials and the letter recalling her predecessor to President Steinmeier.
President Steinmeier and Ambassador Natividad had a cordial and substantive discussion on bilateral relations and regional issues. The Philippines and Germany will celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations next year.
The Ambassador was accompanied by her spouse, Dr. Rosauro Natividad, Consul General Marie Yvette Banzon Abalos and Ministers Gerardo P. Abiog and Mary Luck S. Hicarte.
Ambassador Natividad’s previous foreign postings included Vienna, Milan, New York, Singapore, Honolulu, and Ottawa. (END)