Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle to meet Norwegian Foreign Minister Støre

27.11.2009 - Press release

This coming Sunday (29 November) Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle will meet with Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre in Berlin.

Early on Sunday evening the two Ministers will attend the ceremonial handover of the Christmas tree donated by Norway as part of the “Norwegian Christmas” festivities at Pariser Platz. Since 1989 the tree has traditionally been donated to the city of Berlin by the Norwegian town of Frogn. The Foreign Ministers will light the Christmas tree together with Berlin’s Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit and the mayor of Frogn, Thore Vestby. Singer Kristin Asbjørnsen and jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen will provide musical accompaniment for the festivities.

Following the handover of the Christmas tree, the two Foreign Ministers will engage in bilateral talks at the Hotel Adlon.

The talks will focus on German-Norwegian relations as well as current European and international issues.

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