This is particularly important for me
Ever since my childhood I have been interested in other countries and cultures. In encounters with people of different nationalities and origins I experience time and again commonalities, similar interests, needs and wishes.
However, I also experience differences and misunderstandings. In such situations it is extremely important to exchange views and resolve tensions. Through dialogue mutual understanding can be developed and differences can be clarified. Essential in this respect are an open-minded attitude, attentiveness and empathy.