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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcomed with military honors by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in his residence Palácio Nacional de Belém in Lisbon on the occasion of his official visit to Portugal Lisbon/Portugal, 1 March 2018 Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcomed with military honors by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in his residence Palácio Nacional de Belém on the occasion of his official visit to Portugal © Steffen Kugler

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier travelled to the Portuguese Republic from 1 to 2 March 2018.

In Lisbon, he held political talks with the President, the Prime Minister and the President of the Assembly of the Republic. He also met German and international scientists and was briefed on new medical treatment methods and research projects.

On the second day of the trip, the Federal President travelled to Porto, where he visited the Science and Technology Park at the University of Porto (UPTEC) and attended cultural events together with the Portuguese President. He met German and Portuguese business representatives and others at a luncheon.

Overview of the programme:

Thursday, 1 March

  • Morning
    Flight to Lisbon, Portugal
  • Morning
    Arrival in Lisbon
  • Residence of the President
    Welcome with military honours
    followed by talks with President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
  • Joint press conference
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Luncheon, hosted by Prime Minister António Costa
  • Seat of the Assembly of the Republic
    Talks with Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, President of the Assembly of the Republic
  • Welcome by the Assembly of the Republic
  • Historic Old Town
    Trip by historic tram together with the President of the Portuguese Republic
  • Hieronymites Monastery
    Guided tour of the church and monastery
  • Champalimaud Foundation
    Tour and discussions with scientists
  • Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
    Dinner hosted by the President of the Portuguese Republic

Friday, 2 March

  • Morning
    Flight to Porto, Portugal
  • Morning
    Arrival in Porto
  • Visit to the Science and Technology Park at the University of Porto (UPTEC)
  • Casa-Museu Guerra Junqueiro
    Joint tour of the Günter Grass exhibition "Begegnungen" with the President of the Portuguese Republic
  • Palácio da Bolsa
    Ceremony for joining the Port Wine Brotherhood
    thereafter

    Luncheon with the President of the Portuguese Republic hosted by Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto

  • Joint tour of the Church of Saint Francis and the Old Town with the President of the Portuguese Republic
  • Afternoon
    Return flight to Berlin