Laudation for the winner of
Africa Festival Award 2018/1 - Speech
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Festival Guests
Our laureate this year - the secret will be revealed in a moment - has been active in the political scene for decades.
And, even more, she has been deeply involved with a political office for our state of Bavaria for several years.
Regardless of this, she has never missed or forgotten to support the Africa Festival when she could.
A friendship and affection that has grown steadily over all the festival years, but which she has never made public. She is and was a good spirit in difficult times.
So we are all the more delighted to welcome her here today and to invite her warmly onto the stage.
Ladies and gentlemen, let's hear it for our "Africa Festival Award" laureate this year - the former President of the State Parliament, Ms Barbara Stamm! And thank you for your many years of support.