Visit of the German Federal President Dr. Steinmeier
Federal President Dr. Steinmeier on a harbour tour in Vancouver, BC , © picture alliance/dpa | Britta Pedersen
Resilience was the great headline of the visit of Federal President Dr. Steinmeier to Canada; resilience against the many big challenges of our times and for our future.
The visit to Ottawa was focused on societal resilience and how we can strengthen our free and democratic societies against maligne interference and influence.
In Vancouver the President and his delegation had an eye on the economy and how to make it cleaner and more sustainable by developing smart solutions in energy and production processes.
Finally, in the Arctic, the great challenge for all humankind, the accelerating and already dramatic climate change and its effects on vulnerable societies. But despite the gloomy prospect there was also a sign of hope how to effectively deal with the consequences of climate change, as it was impressively exemplified to President Steinmeier by the local population. A visit at the right time with the right goal and the right message!