Ambassador Friggieri invited to four federal states in Germany

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Jun 14, 2017
Ambassador Dr Albert Friggieri was invited to deliver lectures and take part in discussions on Malta and its EU council presidency priorities in cities in four federal German states. In Fulda, in the state of Hessen, he spoke to the members of the “Europa Union”, delivered a lecture to senior students and their teachers at the Freiherr-von-Stein European College, and held discussions on various topics with the mayor of Fulda-Huenfeld and members of the local government. In Kaiserslautern, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, he met the Lord Mayor, delivered a lecture organised by the city’s European Information Centre and took part in an evening featuring Maltese music, dancers and gastronomic specialities organised by the city and the Malta Tourism Authority office in Frankfurt. In Mannheim, the second largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Dr Friggieri met representatives from the regional government and spoke at a business lunch organised by the city’s “Diplomatic and Economic Association” in the presence of regional politicians, honorary consuls from several countries, many company representatives and journalists. Finally, in Neustrelitz, in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the ambassador met the mayor, city and regional authorities and gave a lecture to the members of the European Movement. In his presentations and participation in discussions the ambassador focussed on various aspects of Malta’s successful economy and the country’s EU council presidency programme.

Picture 1: Ambassador Dr Friggieri signing the golden book of the city of Mannheim in the presence of mayor Dr Elrike Freundlieb and members of the regional government.


Picture 2: From left to right: Thomas Manderscheidt (Director of Studies at the Freiherr-von-Stein College of Fulda), former European parliament deputy Ms Barbara Weiler, Dr Friggieri, Dr Ulf Brüdigam (college head), Ms Herbert (Fulda councillor) and Mr Stephan Büttner (head of the “Europa Union” of Fulda).


Photo 3: Ambassador Friggieri with the mayor of Fulda-Hünfeld Stefan Schwenk.