• 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.

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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.

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