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Botschafter aus aller Welt schickten Grüße an das Festival of Lights. An dieser Stelle möchten wir uns bei allen Partnerländern für die tolle Zusammenarbeit in diesem Jahren bedanken und freuen und auf zukünftige internationale Projekte. Hier sind die Grußworte der Botschafter aus den USA, Singapur, Kanada und Israel:

RICHARD A. GRENELL

AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
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“The U.S. Embassy is pleased to participate in the 2018 Festival of Lights.

This year, we honor the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.  In 1948, the light of freedom in Berlin was nearly extinguished when the Soviet Union imposed a blockade on the city.  In response, pilots from the United States and our Allies flew more than a quarter million flights to deliver care packages to the stranded citizens of West Berlin.  Beyond delivering crucially needed supplies, the roar of the planes overhead created hope and reassured Berliners that they were not alone.

Today, the Berlin Airlift continues to serve as an example of our shared commitment to European security, and shared values of democracy. “

LAURENCE BAY

AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
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“The Festival of Lights is one of the most special features of Berlin each year. The Singapore Embassy is honoured to be part of this great event, and to play a small role in promoting light art through our international art contest.

I hope the artists’ works will bring joy to all Festival visitors.”

STEPHANE DION

AMBASSADOR OF CANADA IN THE REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
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“I am delighted that the Embassy of Canada is taking part in the Festival of Lights for the first time this year and that we are bringing Berlin to light. The FOL has established itself as an integral part of Berlin’s cultural calendar, bringing together people from all over the world. “Connecting cultures” is the motto and we are happy to show what unites Germany and Canada. Together with our colleagues from other participating embassies, ministries and cultural institutions, we want to reflect the colorful diversity of this city in photographs. The design of many colorful mosaic stones, which can be seen on our façade symbolizes Canada’s diversity. Multiculturalism is not only an official national policy but a cornerstone of our society. As our motif draws attention to Canada’s candidacy for a seat on UN Security Council 2021/22 you can use the hashtags #CanadaCSNU and #CanadaUNSC to learn more. There is also the opportunity to visit the Embassy’s Multimedia Information Center – the Marshall McLuhan Salon – every Friday from 12:00 to 17:00. […] “

YUVAL ROTEM

DIRECTOR AND GENERAL OF THE ISRAELI MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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“With the commencement of the Festival of Lights Berlin 2018, featuring video mapping celebrating 70 years to Israel, it is my pleasure to send greetings from Jerusalem.

Israel’s participation in the Berlin Light Festival is symbolic of our strong relationship and wonderful cooperation. The special relationship between Israel and Germany has in its power to shed great light. We gladly work together in the spread of that light, sharing values and ideals.

We invite you to enjoy the special program of this year’s festival and to celebrate the powerful partnership between our two countries, both in Jerusalem and in Berlin.”

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JEREMY ISSACHAROFF

AMBASSADOR OF ISRAEL IN THE REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
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[…] The Embassy of Israel and the Festival of Lights have created many special events in the past and, now we want to celebrate the 70 years anniversary of the State of Israel together. This will bring light to a new location and will display the culture and art of Israel in a German setting.

For the first time in 3D-mapping a story will come to life that celebrates the history of Israel. Broadening this experience will be many engaging activities during the Festival. Please join us for a very special birthday present and we hope you will enjoy the light art we created together!

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