Official welcoming at Federal President's official residence
On 7 December 2020, H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the 12th Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany, received and welcomed the new ambassadors of Japan, the Sultanate of Oman, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Tunisia. The new ambassador-designates presented their Letter of Credence to the Federal President and the outgoing ambassador’s Letter of Recall.
The content to be read here is part of the Official Website of the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on the accreditation of foreign ambassadors on 7 December 2020.
More about the accreditation of ambassadors and the act of accreditation in Germany can be read on >> bundespraesident.de
For the act of accreditation in Germany, the ambassador-designate is greeted in front of the Federal President’s official residence with military honors. He or she then signs the visitor's book in the gallery and proceeds, accompanied by several high-ranking members of the embassy, to the Langhanssaal at Schloss Bellevue, where he or she presents his or her Letter of Credence to the Federal President and the outgoing ambassador’s Letter of Recall.
The new ambassador and the Federal President then withdraw for a first talk, which not only gives them the opportunity to get to know one another but often also to convey political messages. Leave is taken off the ambassador again with military honors, this time including the hoisting of his or her country’s national flag to show that the ambassador is now legally entitled to perform his or her duties.
Schloss Bellevue has been the Federal President’s principal official residence since 1994. Situated at the edge of the Tiergarten, not far from the German Bundestag and the Federal Chancellery, the palace is surrounded by a spacious park bordering the River Spree. The Victory Column monument is just down the road. It was H.E. Theodor Heuss, the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany, who made Schloss Bellevue his official Berlin residence alongside Villa Hammerschmidt in Bonn as a symbol of Germany’s aspirations for reunification.
The palace, which has a main wing and two side wings, was built in the late 18th century in the early neoclassical style. The sandstone figures on the portal gable symbolize hunting, farming and fishing, a reminder that the palace was originally situated in the countryside. The palace owes its name "Bellevue" to its beautifully landscaped surroundings. The park was designed to provide vantage points in different directions – so-called "points de vue" – looking towards Charlottenburg, towards the south-west and across the Spree River.
H.E. Hidenao YANAGI
Languages: Japanese, English, German
Embassy of Japan
Phone: +49 30 210 940
Official Website: de.emb-japan.go.jp
the Sultanate of Oman
H.E. Yousuf Said Mohamed AL AMRI
Languages: Arabic, English
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman
Phone: +49 30 81 00 510
Official Website: oman-embassy.de
the Republic of Korea
H.E. Dr. Hyun Ock CHO
Languages: Korean, English, German
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Stülerstraße 8 /10
Phone: +49 30 260 650
Official Website: deu.mofa.go.kr
the Republic of Tunisia
H.E. Hanène TAJOURI EP BESSASSI
Languages: Arabic, French, English, German, Portuguese
Embassy of the Tunisian Republic
Phone: +49 30 364 10 70
Official Website: tunesien.tn
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