Monday, June 17, 2019

Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega, New PH Ambassador Presents Credentials to German Federal President

Ambassador to Germany Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace in Berlin on 11 June 2019.

BERLIN — Philippine Ambassador to Germany Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega presented her credentials to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace in Berlin on 11 June 2019. 

As is customary in such state events, the Ambassador and her entourage were escorted by officials of the Protocol Division of the German Foreign Ministry to the Presidential Palace.


Upon arrival at the palace grounds, Ambassador Dizon-De Vega was welcomed by the Chief of Protocol and given military honors by the German Armed Forces. She was then invited to sign the Palace’s official guest book, followed by the formal presentation of her credentials and the letter of recall of her predecessor to President Steinmeier.

The officials had a brief private meeting after the presentation. During the meeting, President Steinmeier and Ambassador Dizon-De Vega had a cordial and substantial discussion about various aspects of Philippine-Germany relations and looked forward to more active engagement in the years.


The ceremony ended with departure military honors and the raising of the Philippine flag over the Palace grounds.


The Ambassador was accompanied by her spouse, Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union, and non-resident Ambassador to Luxembourg Eduardo José De Vega, Philippine Consul General in Frankfurt Evelyn Austria-Garcia; Minister and Consul General Lillibeth V. Pono, and other Embassy officials.

Ambassador to Germany Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega (left) and her spouse, Ambassador to Belgium, the European Union, and Luxembourg Eduardo José De Vega (right) with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (center). 

Prior to her assignment in Germany, Ambassador Dizon-De Vega was Officer-in-Charge of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)’ Office of the Undersecretary for Administration. She has served twice as DFA Chief Coordinator. She also served as Consul General to New York from 2016 to 2018. Her other foreign postings include the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Mexico.

dfa.gov news release

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