Austria National Day 2020

26 October 2020

The normal annual celebration of Austria’s National Day on 26 October could not take place this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Johann Brieger, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to South Africa addressed Austrian citizens and friends of Austria remotely.

Pictured are Dr. Johann Brieger, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to South Africa and Mrs. Roswitha Brieger

The Austrian Embassy, together with its EU partners, repatriated over 600 stranded Austrians, the biggest ever repatriation mounted by the Austrian Foreign Ministry, said Ambassador Brieger.

Bilaterally Austria and South Africa have enjoyed a fantastic year which brought record bilateral trade volumes till the beginning of the year, and Ambassador Brieger said that he is optimistic to build on that solid foundation for a rapid recovery and further expansion in the years to come.


Another success this year was the Austrian KTM team earning its first ever victory in the MotoGP race with South African rider Brad Binder.
(Listen to Ambassador Brieger’s full remarks here)