Premier Hendrik Wüst received Italy's Ambassador Armando Varricchio for his inaugural visit to the State Chancellery. The exchange focused on the close relations between the two countries, and the further expansion of the partnership with the Piedmont region, which was concluded last year.
H.E. Mr Rodrigo Alberto Chaves Robles, President of Costa Rica, stated: “In these times of great global challenges, it is essential to have an independent and impartial International Criminal Court to guarantee that the worst international crimes do not go unpunished.
Eurogroup President and Irish Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform Paschal Donohoe was in Berlin to celebrate the Irish national day, Saint Patrick’s Day, and used the opportunity for meetings in Frankfurt, Cologne and naturally Berlin, the days prior to the actual St Patrick's Day holiday.
Dutch Ambassador Ronald van Roeden was received by the Premier of Thuringia, Bodo Ramelow, for a bilateral exchange. The Dutch constitute the largest group of non-German tourists in Thuringia and the second-largest international exporter.
“The French language: a bridge between the universal and the diverse? Is the Francophonie still a geometry of minds? ». As part of the celebration of the month of Francophonie, H.E. Mr Slim Ghariani, Ambassador of Tunisia in the Netherlands& President of the Group of Francophone Ambassadors in the Netherlands, Mr Richard Schreurs, President of the Alliance Française de La Haye, and Mrs Hélène Pichon, Director of the Alliance Française de La Haye & Coordinator of the Network of Alliances Françaises of the Netherlands, organized a conference by Dr Habib Ben Salha, Professor at the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Humanities of Manouba & Director of the Comparative Francophone Maghreb Studies.