President on state visit to Germany
President Guido de Marco left Malta on Monday for a state visit to
Germany. During the visit, the President will be meeting the highest
authorities of the state including President Johannes Rau, Chancellor
Gerard Schroeder, and Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, among other
prominent politicians. Foreign Minister Joe Borg will be accompanying
The Presidents delegation includes Maltas Ambassador in
Berlin, the Rector of the University, the Chairman of AirMalta, METCO
and MDC, and the Presidents of the FOI and the Chamber of Commerce.
Members of the delegation will be conducting separate meetings and activities
during the course of the visit.
The itinerary of the visit includes Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Berlin.
The President is also expected to deliver a lecture at the University
of Heidelberg and address invitees at the European Union Representative
Office in Berlin.
In Stuttgart, the programme of the President includes talks with the
Minister President of Land Baden-Wurttemberg, a visit to the Head Office
of Daimler-Chrysler, and discussions with the Chamber of Industry and
In Berlin, President Rau will be hosting a state dinner in honour of
the President and Mrs de Marco. The President will also meet the newly-elected
Mayor and attend a working luncheon with the Association of Commerce
and Industry. Members of the Maltese community will meet the President
at the Embassy of Malta.
The President return to Malta on Friday.