- Published: September 23, 2015
Today we launch the new website of the Embassy of Portugal in Berlin. Together with our Facebook page and other regular electronic publications (such as the "Economic Newsletter” or our “Cultural Highlights”, for example), it will be an important form of communication with our interlocutors.
This being the website of the Embassy of Portugal in Germany, it would be natural for its content to be mainly available in German. This is not the case, essentially for logistical reasons, but we intend to progressively adopt German as the working language of our website. The Portuguese Communities who live and work in Germany, as well as the Portuguese who come here for tourism or professional reasons, are at the very centre of our work – all matters of consular nature will therefore continue, of course, to be presented in Portuguese.
So we are now ready to better serve our country and to better promote Portugal in Germany.
As surely many of you know I am approaching the end of my term as Ambassador of Portugal in Berlin, so I want to take this opportunity to say goodbye.
I would like to thank all the staff of our diplomatic and consular network in Germany for their dedication and professionalism, but also say how much I appreciated the countless gestures of support I always received from the Portuguese community.
All this was decisive to achieve the success recognized by all and to effectively promote Portugal.
Luís de Almeida Sampaio
Ambassador of Portugal in Berlin