German Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig is Germany's highest-ranking representative to the US government. He represents German interests in the United States and works to foster and deepen German-American relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.

Ambassador Wittig's Monthly Video Message

Nov 30, 2015 |
A Message From the Ambassador

Ambassador Wittig films a monthly video on current events in Germany and the US. With the Paris Climate Conference beginning, the focus this month is on climate change and Germany's energy transition.

Second German-American Dialogue on China

Nov 18, 2015 |
German-American Dialogue on China

The Second German-American Dialogue on China took place this week in Washington, DC. Organized by the German Embassy and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Bundeswehr Celebrates Threefold Anniversary at Fort Meyer

Nov 16, 2015 |
Bundeswehr 60th Anniversary

On November 12, the Bundeswehr in Washington, DC celebrated three anniversaries simultaneously: the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Bundeswehr, the 50th anniversary of the Bundeswehr USA/Canada Command in Washington, and the 25th anniversary of integration of the East German military into the Bundeswehr.

Marking the Anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass

Nov 10, 2015 |
Commemorating Night of Broken Glass

Ambassador Peter Wittig welcomed nearly 100 guests to his residence for lunch on November 9 to mark the 77th anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass. Guests included students from local high schools and universities, historians, and, most importantly, survivors of the Holocaust.

Washington Life Feature on Ambassador Wittig and Mrs. von Voss-Wittig

Oct 22, 2015 |
Washington Life October 2015

Ambassador Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, are featured in the October 2015 issue of Washington Life magazine on "Modern Diplomacy" and Embassy Row.

“We the People:” Celebrating 25th Anniversary of German Unity in DC

Oct 8, 2015 |
Welcoming President Gauck to the Ambassador's Residence

Thousands of people came out to celebrate the 25th anniversary of German Unity with Federal President Gauck and German Ambassador Wittig on October 6. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough was there as the US guest of honor.

Social Media at German Unity DC

Oct 8, 2015 |
German Unity

The social media reaction to the annual Day of German Unity celebration in Washington, DC was overwhelmingly positive. The food, music, and festivities had everyone in a celebratory mood as Germany marked its 25th year of unity.

Ambassador Wittig's Monthly Video Message

Sep 22, 2015 |
A Message From the Ambassador

Ambassador Wittig films a monthly video on current events in Germany and the US. Germany has recently welcomed thousands of refugees from the Middle East and northern Africa. This mass migration has posed challenges for Germany and the EU.

Ambassador Wittig: A Litmus Test of Our Solidarity

Sep 16, 2015 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"The refugee crisis is a litmus test of our solidarity," Ambassador Wittig writes in the Huffington Post. "Europe as a whole must act and the member states must share responsibility for refugees seeking asylum."

Interviews: Ambassador Wittig on the Refugee Challenge

Sep 16, 2015 |
Interview at BBC World News America

Ambassador Wittig has given numerous interviews recently about how Germany is handling the current refugee situation, speaking with Al Jazeera America, WTOP radio, BBC World News America, and Sirius XM, among others.

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