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.

Celebrating the Day of German Unity in Washington, DC

Oct 6, 2016 | Germany.info
Ambassador Wittig and German Olympians

German Olympians were the special guests at the celebration of the Day of German Unity in Washington, DC, on October 5. The Day of German Unity is also a time to remember that this accomplishment would not have been possible without the support of the American people, Ambassador Wittig said.

Wittig: Germany Stands By Commitment in Refugee Crisis

Sep 19, 2016 | Germany.info
United Nations headquarters in New York

Ahead of two important conferences at the UN this week on the global refugee and migrant crisis, Ambassador Wittig wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about Germany's commitment.

Ambassador Wittig: EU is Up to the Task

Sep 15, 2016 | Germany.info
EU

In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Ambassador Wittig talks about the significance of the EU  summit in Bratislava and about the challenges ahead for the remaining 27 EU member states.

Ambassador Wittig in Huffington Post on NATO

Aug 10, 2016 | Germany.info
Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig talked recently with Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed about the importance of the NATO alliance and how it is facing today's challenges.

BMW Center Director Anderson Receives High Civilian Honor

Jul 15, 2016 | Germany.info
Honor for BMW Center Director Jeffrey Anderson

Ambassador Wittig presented the Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, Jeffrey Anderson, with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Adriane Ohanesian Awarded Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Jun 13, 2016 | Germany.info
Anja Niedringhaus

Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted the award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award last week at the embassy. The prize is presented annually by the International Women in Media Foundation and was awarded this year to American photographer Adriane Ohanesian.

Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Jun 13, 2016 | Germany.info
Courage in Photojournalism

The award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards took place at the German Embassy on June 9. Here is a social media overview of the evening.

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Receives Order of Merit

Jun 8, 2016 | Germany.info
Penny Pritzker

“Since the beginning of your tenure as Secretary of Commerce, you have been one of the strongest proponents of trade and closer trade relations,” Ambassador Wittig said in presenting the award.

Remembering Fritz Stern – Historian, Confidante, Adviser

May 19, 2016 | German Embassy Washington
Fritz Stern in 2007

"Fritz Stern became not only my intellectual idol, but also one of my closest friends during my time in New York and Washington, DC," Ambassador Wittig writes. "His wit and humor, combined with a sharp yet benevolent mind, is unsurpassed."

Guest Post for Commerce Blog: Ambassador Wittig on Hannover Messe

Apr 25, 2016 | Germany.info
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"I think this year’s theme of Hannover Messe, 'Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions', is spot on and of interest to both sides of the Atlantic," Ambassador Wittig writes.

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