Friday, November 16, 2012

President Mori accepts credentials from Dr. Joachim Heidorn as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany in FSM

President Mori, left, and Ambassador Heidorn of Germany during the presentation of credentials for the Ambassador at the President's Conference Room on November 13, 2012.
FSM Information Services (November 15, 2012): In the morning of November 13, President Manny Mori received H.E. Joachim Heidorn as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Federated States of Micronesia, replacing H.E. Weber-Loch whose service officially ended in September, 2011.

President Manny Mori welcomed Ambassador Heidorn to Pohnpei and conveyed his greetings to President Joachim Gauck through the Ambassador.

President Mori acknowledged the good relations between his country and Germany and expressed interest in enhancing more bilateral as well as multilateral engagements.

The President also expressed gratitude for the assistance extended to the FSM through Germany’s  Small Scale Project Scheme in certain areas that include Agriculture and food production, Historic Preservation, Climate Change and Diplomatic Training.   

After presenting his credentials to President Mori, Ambassador Heidorn expressed his gratitude to the President for accepting him.

“I deem it a great privilege to be entrusted by my President and Government with the challenging task to represent my country to the Federated States of Micronesia…”

“Germany and its partners in the European Union have a strong interest in further enhancing co-operation and dialogue with their partners in Asia and in promoting our common values of democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights, political stability, and market economy and free world trade as well as the preservation of our natural resources”, said Ambassador Gauck.

The Ambassador also said, “A top priority for our government remains the task to mitigate the effects of global climate change”.

Ambassador Heidorn is cross-accredited out of Manila, representing his country at the same time in the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Germany and FSM formally established diplomatic ties in April 1992.

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