Ambassador meets the members of the Maltese-German Society and thanks them for their sterling work

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Aug 05, 2019
Ambassador Dr. Albert Friggieri attended this year’s Annual General Meeting of the Maltese-German Association (DMG) of Germany. The association traditionally holds its annual general meeting for members in July in Bonn. Dr. Friggieri also participated in a session of the committee which preceded the Annual General Meeting.  With his presence, the ambassador wanted to show his appreciation for the sterling work carried out by the DMG in promoting Maltese/German relations. He thanked the association’s president, Mr. Christian Launer, the committee and members, all volunteers.

The association regularly organizes exhibitions by Maltese artists and events giving publicity to Malta in Germany, supports youth exchanges and study trips by German school classes to Malta, and facilitates bilateral contacts between individuals and groups from both countries.  It also publishes an attractive newsletter four times a year and organizes trips for its members to Malta and to towns and regions which have a special connection with Malta or the Order of the Knights. The association is based in the town of Adenau, not far from Cologne and Bonn. It traces back its origins to 1986, when Dr Albert Friggieri and former Adenau mayor Bernd Schiffarth came up with the idea of forming a Maltese-German society in Germany. Adenau also has a twinning agreement with Mellieha.

Picture shows (from l. to r.): retired senior lecturer Joachim Speck; current Adenau mayor Arnold Hoffmann; the DMG’s treasurer Gisela Reichrath; Ambassador Dr. Albert Friggieri; DMG President Christian Launer; retired pastor and committee secretary Peter Blecker; former diplomat and historian Dr. Dieter Bangert; Vice-President Hannelore Stetter, and the Knight of St. John Friedrich Adolph Freiherr von Dellinghausen. First DMG President and former Adenau mayor Bernd Schiffarth and the Knight of Malta Christoph Freiherr von Lüninck, both, together with the ambassador, members of the DMG’s advisory committee, could not attend the general meeting in Bonn. 

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