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The upper body inclined by 15 degrees, the black pumps placed closely parallel, the arms stretched out. On December 14, 2021, Annette Knobloch presented her credentials to the President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Observing all protocol regulations and not appearing a bit silly is part of the art of the diplomatic service. Since the official handover, Knobloch has been the German ambassador in the Laotian capital Vientiane.