Their first engagement was also related to airplanes; a visit to Airbus Group followed by a joint presentation by Ariane Group and OHB Bremen on the aviation industry. In fact, the first part of the visit was dedicated to the “Aviation City Bremen” before the delegation headed to the historic city centre for a family picture, and subsequently a guided tour of the City Hall, which is inscribed as UNESCO world heritage.
During a luncheon hosted by Mayor Carsten Sieling, the latter highlighted that Bremen in 2017 was the fastest growing economy from all German Bundesländer owing to the harbours of Bremen and Bremerhaven that are pivotal for the German industry, logistics and exports. Likewise the city-state is an attractive location for research and sciences with eight different universities, and over 35,000 students and researchers residing therein.
Second part of the programme was a trip to Bremerhaven, with a focus on migration and climate change issues as well as an evening reception for the diplomatic corps.
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