Monday, 15 November 2021, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany: The Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio paid his inaugural visit to Bremen City-State. He was welcomed to the City Hall by Mayor Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte and Senator for Science and Ports, Dr. Claudia Schilling.
The ambassador signed the city’s Golden Book. His visit to Bremen is also connected with the “Space Tech Expo 2021”, which begins 16 November at the exhibition centre, and wherein the ambassador is partaking alongside the Italian Consul General based in Hamburg, David Michelut, as well as Honorary Consul Marco Fuchs, who is based in Bremen.
Mayor Bovenschulte emphasised that there is a long and close relationship between Bremen and Italy. And the latter, he expressly emphasised, was also thanks to the good work of the Honorary Consul, who has maintains lively contacts with Italy and the Italian Embassy since he took office in mid-2008.
Space research activities are important for the relationship between Italy and Bremen, as is evident from Varricchio’s visit to the “Space Tech Expo”. In addition, Senator Dr. Schilling exchanged views with the ambassador on the possibilities of Bremen becoming a member of the “ICARNet” (International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network) based in Pescara, Italy. This is an international research network in which various astrophysical phenomena are investigated.
For further information:
Government of Bremen: https://www.senatspressestelle.bremen.de/pressemitteilungen/buergermeister-bovenschulte-begruesst-italienischen-botschafter-zum-antrittsbesuch-371715?asl=bremen02.c.730.de
Embassy of Italy in Germany: https://ambberlino.esteri.it/ambasciata_berlino/it/
On the image f.l.t.r.: Marco Fuchs, OHB Chairman & Honorary Consul of Italy; Ambassador Armando Varricchio; Governing Mayor Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte and Dr. Claudia Schilling, Senator for Science and Ports – Picture by Bremer Senatspressestelle