Reception for the Day of German Unity 2018
Von links nach rechts: Generalkonsul Dr. Klaus Schmidt, Ministerpräsident Stephan Weil (Niedersachsen), Oliver Jarzyna (Whitecaps), © GK Vancouver
About 300 guests came to the reception of the Consulate General Vancouver on the Day of German Unity on October 3, 2018. The event in front of the impressive backdrop of False Creek was a great success.
In his speech, Consul General Dr. Schmidt drew the attention to the important anniversaries of 2019: the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall, the 50th anniversary of our Consulate General in Vancouver as well as the upcoming European elections in May 2019. He also pointed to the outstanding German-Canadian relations.
Prime minister Stephan Weil (Lower Saxony) also emphasized in his speech the importance of the German-Canadian trade relations as well as the trade agreement CETA for Europe and Germany. The Irish Consul General Frank Flood concurred with this assessment in his short speech and expressed his hope that the agreement will soon be adopted.