From 22- 27 February Minister Anna Maria Anders was on a business trip in Italy. She began her stay in Milan where she visited the headquarters of Leonardo Helicopters - a company that designs, manufactures, develops and supports a wide range of modern helicopters. Since 2010 the Polish manufacturer of PZL helicopters - Świdnik has been affiliated with Leonardo Helicopters.
From 3-4 December Minister Anna Maria Andres was on a business trip in Monte Cassino where she met with the city mayor, Carlo Maria d'Alessandro. During the meeting Minister Anders spoke about the upcoming 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino which will take place in May 2019. She also met with the Abbot of the Monastery of Monte Cassino, J.E. Donat Oglian.
Minister Anders also visited and laid flowers on her parents' grave on the occasion of the anniversary of her mother's death.