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The Deputy of the Common, Jerónimo Saavedra, will give the inaugural conference of Homage to Willy Brandt

The conference will take place on Friday and Saturday at the Iberostar Palace Hotel

From now on, La Senda del MarWalk will be called  Willy Brandt Walk

The historic Socialist and Deputy of the Common, Jerónimo Saavedra, will be in charge of imparting the inaugural conference of Homage to the former German Chancellor, Willy Brandt, that will be celebrated tomorrow Friday and Saturday 28 of October in the Iberostar Hotel Palace Fuerteventura.

The Vice-president of the Cabildo and Councillor of Tourism, Blas Acosta, said that with this tribute organized by the Fuerteventura Tourist Board and the City of Pájara, “we want to remember and thank the work that the German politician carried out in the tourist take-off of the island “.

It should be remembered that Willy Brandt chose the municipality of Pájara in 1972 to recover from a throat affection. His visits to the island were numerous and caused great expectation among the local and German press.

Acosta said that throughout this year “we have worked hard to prepare these days, even meeting with representatives of the Spanish Embassy in Germany, as happened last March during the ITB in Berlin.”

In addition, the inaugural conference by the former Minister of Education and Science and former president of the Canary Islands Government, Jerónimo Saavedra, has prepared a series of talks with specialists in the former German chancellor, such as the University of Lisbon professor, Mr. Antonio Muñoz Sánchez , author of the book The German friend, the SPD and the PSOE from the dictatorship to the democracy. The journalist and president of the Social Council of the University of Las Palmas, Mr. Ángel Tristán Pimienta, or Professor Ms. Patricia Hertel, among others, will also take part.

An exhibition about the stay of Willy Brandt in Fuerteventura will be inaugurated, in collaboration with the Willy Brandt Institute. Also, The Senda del Mar Walk will be called the Willy Brandt Walk from now on.

The tribute is organized by the Fuerteventura Tourist Board and the City of Pájara and has the collaboration of the Iberostar Palace Fuerteventura Hotel, which will become the first five stars hotel of the area.

Friday, October 27

11:00 Inaugural Conference by Mr. Jerónimo Saavedra, Deputy of the Common, with assistance of Regional Authorities, Consular Corps of the Canaries and guests, at Hotel Iberostar Palace.

12:45 Transfer of the guests to the Hotel Robinson Club Jandía Playa.

13:00 presentation of a statue Willy Brandt and Inauguration of Exterior Exhibition in the “Walk Willy Brandt”

16:30 Lecture by the Professor of the University of Lisbon D.Antonio Muñoz Sanchez, author of the book “The German Friend, the SPD and the PSOE of the dictatorship to democracy”

18:00 Round Table (Prof. Antonio Muñoz, Mayor of Pájara, Consul of Germany in the Canary Islands, Jerónimo Saavedra, moderator D. Carlos Deana – commercial director Iberostar Hotels-)

Saturday, October 28

10:00 pm Conference by Mrs. Patrica Hertel

12:00 Conference of Mr. D.Angel Tristan Pimienta, President Social Council University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and presentation “Book German residents in Fuerteventura”

13:00 Next roundtable (Ms. Patricia Hertel, Angel Tristan Pimienta, President of the Cabildo, Vice-president of the Cabildo, moderate correspondent of the Province in Fuerteventura D. Antonio Cabrera).The Deputy of the Common, Jerónimo Saavedra, will give the inaugural conference of Homage to Willy Brandt