Having recently taken office as Ambassador of Portugal to Germany, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the webpage of the Embassy of Portugal in Berlin.
This new portal aims to provide clear and updated information, whenever possible in Portuguese, German and English, about the Portuguese diplomatic and consular network in Germany, including the General Consulates, the Portuguese-language teaching network and the Cultural Department of the Embassy, as well as the services of the Economic and Commercial Department and the Tourism Office. Above all we want this to be an open page to all sectors and stakeholders - business, culture, the Portuguese community, among others - as well as to our German friends who want to get to know Portugal better.
Portugal and Germany have a very strong relationship. This was very clear in the conversation I had with the Federal President during the ceremony of presentation of Letters of Credence on the 30th of November 2015.
I also have no doubt that the image of Portugal in this country owes a great deal to our community and the personal and professional journey of each and every one of the Portuguese people who live and work here. This image also benefits from our business people who invest here, our young people studying or working here, our artists who make themselves known here, our professionals in different areas and the hospitality with which we welcome our German friends when they visit Portugal.
I count on you all to continue this journey together.
João Mira Gomes
Ambassador of Portugal in Berlin