9 November 1989 - 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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On November 9th, 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall cleared the way to German reunification. On November 25th Ambassador Dr. Lübkemeier and his wife, together with some 500 guests, celebrated German Unity at a garden party in Abu Dhabi. H. E. Dr. Abdulla Mohamed Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works, was the guest of honor. In his speech Dr. Lübkemeier recounted his feelings on the day the Wall was opened. Mock-up parts of the wall in its original size were on display at the venue.
The first important decision of the Formula 1 weekend in Abu Dhabi was already reached on Wednesday evening. The German champions in the competition “Formula 1 in School”, the “Team Boreas”, secured a fantastic third place in the world championships in Abu Dhabi. In the category “athletic sportsmanship” they even achieved first place. The competition “Formula 1 in School” is the largest international technology-related scientific contest for pupils.
„Formula 1 in School“: German Embassy congratulates „Team Boreas“
History may not be made overnight, but it can abruptly take a sharp turn. This is what happened when the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989.
Op-ed by Ambassador Dr.Eckhard Luebkemeier in "The National"
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Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation - supporting stability in the region - 28 October 2014
In response to the request of Syria’s neighbours and urgent calls for action by the UN, Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has invited 40 foreign ministers and heads of UN agencies to the “Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” due to take place in Berlin on 28 October 2014.
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Ambassador Dr. Luebkemeier has today awarded Rear Admiral Ibrahim Salim Mohammad Al Musharrakh, commander of the UAE Naval Forces, the Medal of Honour in Gold of the Federal Armed Forces for his special merits for strengthening the bilateral relationship between the naval forces of both countries. The Medal of Honour in Gold is the highest award of the Federal Armed Forces for foreign nationals. Rear Admiral Al Musharrakh is the first UAE national to receive this decoration. The award ceremony took place in the context of a four-day visit of the German frigate “Schleswig-Holstein”, named after the northern-most state in Germany. It is the first visit of a German frigate to Abu Dhabi ever.
Highest decoration of Federal Armed Forces awarded to commander of UAE Naval Forces
30 September 1989: Over 4,000 people squeeze into the gardens of the West German Embassy in Prague. The West German Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher addresses them: “We’re here today to tell you that today your emigration …”
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