"Great honour": German-speaking European heads of state meet again in Eupen
DIPLOMATIE - 31.08.2023

 The 19th Informal Summit of the Heads of State of the German-speaking countries of Europe
will take place in Belgium on 11 and 12 September. This was announced by DG
Minister-President Oliver Paasch (ProDG) announced in a press release.
From an East Belgian perspective, the main focus will be on the second day of the visit
day of the visit, which will bring together the heads of state from Germany, Liechtenstein,
Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and, of course, Belgium to Eupen once again after
Belgium to Eupen once again after 2016.
"It is a great honour and a sign of special appreciation for the German-speaking
German-speaking Community and its citizens that King Philippe and Queen
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde are once again inviting their guests to East Belgium
the special advantages, innovative creativity and warm hospitality of our
and the warm hospitality of our region and its people,
and the warm hospitality of our region and its people," says Oliver Paasch in the letter.
At the invitation of the King and Queen, Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu
Liechtenstein, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Frank-Walter Steinmeier,
Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Alexander Van der Bellen,
President of the Republic of Austria, Alain Berset, President of the
of the Swiss Confederation and their respective spouses will take part in the visit.
will take part in the visit.
The first day of the summit will begin in Laeken Castle with a working session
on the topic of space, in which the astronauts Alexander Gerst,
Carmen Possnig, Matthias Maurer and Samantha Cristoforetti will take part.
will take part. The day will conclude with a concert by the Young Belgian Strings and a dinner
dinner at Laeken Castle.
The next day, the heads of state will visit Kabelwerk Eupen AG.
the next day. At the same time, their wives will visit the Conserverie et
Moutarderie Belge SA in Raeren at the same time. The informal summit in
Eupen will be rounded off by a working meeting on the topic of the circular economy.
will round off the event. (red/calü)

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