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1835

 

German trading companies begin to trade in

Manila

 

1849/1852

 

Hamburg and Bremen open trade missions in Manila

 

1867

 

At the instigation of the German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, the Norddeutsche Bund opens a consulate in Manila

 

1886

 

Dr José Rizal, subsequent founder of the Philippines independence movement, studies in Heidelberg and publishes his political novel, „Noli me tangere“, in Berlin in 1887

1955

 

 The Republic of the Philippines and the Federal Republic of Germany enter into diplomatic relations

 

1957

 

A mission opened in the previous year becomes the German Embassy in Manila

 

1961

 

The Goethe-Institut (German Cultural Centre9 is opened in Manila

 

1963

 

The Federal President, Heinrich Lübke, visits the Philippines

 

1980

 

The German School (José-Rizal-Schule) is founded in Manila

 

1986

 

The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hans-Dietrich-Genscher, is a guest of the new democratic government of the Philippines

 

1989

 

President Corazon Aquino is the first Philippine  head of state to visit the Federal Republic

 

1993

 

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Roberto Romulo, travels to Bonn

 

1994

 

President Fidel Ramos visits Germany

 

1995

 

Federal Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, visits the Philippines

 

2000

 

The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Joschka Fischer visits Manila

 

2002

 

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Blas Ople, visits Berlin

 

2005

 

A cooperation agreement is concluded focussing on economic reform, health and the environment

 



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