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Bestowal of Knight Commander's Cross of the German Order of Merit on RFoM Harlem Désir

Bestowal Ceremony Désir

State Minister Michael Roth and OSCE Special Representative Harlem Désir at the Bestowal Ceremony at the German Residence, © GER_OSCE

04.05.2018 - Artikel

Mr. Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, received the Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of on 3 May 2018

On 3 May 2018 Member of German Parliament and Minister of State for Europe, Mr. Michael Roth, presented Mr. Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media,  with the Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on behalf of Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier.


The Award was bestowed upon Mr. Désir for his many years of supporting the French-German friendship as well as European co-operation.

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Special Representative, Distinguished Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen,   In 1845, Victor Hugo commented on French and German people in his narration of his travels through Germany -The Rhine,…

Laudatio by Minister of State Michael Roth, Member of the German Bundestag

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