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.