- Chicharito invited to presidential reception in Berlin.
- German and Mexican presidents in attendance.
- Chicharito a major Mexican figure.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Mexico international striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez has received an invite from the president of Germany Joachim Gauck to participate in the launch of a 'German-Mexican year' in Berlin.
On Tuesday, Chicharito will join dignitaries including Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife Angelica Rivera de Pena at a state banquet in the German capital, honouring the first visit by Mexico's head of state to Germany since his election in December 2012.
Bellevue Castle will be the location for Chicharito, who scored his 16th goal of the season in Leverkusen's 2-0 win over 1. FC Köln on Sunday, to meet with his compatriots and celebrate the start of a year in which relations between the two nations will be reinforced.