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Giffey's first international trip takes her to Poland

Franziska Giffey

Franziska Giffey (SPD), Governing Mayor of Berlin

Berlin's Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey left for Zielona Góra on Wednesday afternoon (May 11, 2022) for her first trip abroad.

The SPD politician will take part in a meeting of the German-Polish network "Oder-Partnerschaft" in Zielona Góra, Poland, up to and including Thursday. Among other things, an exchange under the headline "Refugee crisis: challenges, approaches, good practices" is planned. Berlin will also assume the role of coordinator within the network and will organize the next meeting at this level.

Further strengthen cooperation in key areas

Giffey announced that, as coordinator, Berlin would continue to pursue issues that are important to both sides, such as the expansion of transport infrastructure. "We also want to further strengthen cooperation in the areas of business and culture." In the cross-border German-Polish network, Berlin works with the seven partner regions of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg, Saxony, Wielkopolska, West Pomerania, Lower Silesia and Lubuskie.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 12 May 2022
Last updated: 12 May 2022

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