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 on WAMU's '1A'

Jan 19, 2017 | Germany.info
microphone in studio

Ambassador Wittig spoke with Joshua Johnson, host of 1A on WAMU 88.5 on Thursday about German-American relations, transatlantic trade and investment relations, NATO, the European Union and more.

Ambassador Wittig: We Need A Robust Transatlantic Alliance

Jan 17, 2017 | Germany.info
NATO Headquarters in Brussels

In an op-ed published in the Huffington Post and in light of recent interview comments made by the President-Elect, Ambassador Peter Wittig promotes the transatlantic alliance.

Ambassador Wittig on CNN and NPR

Dec 22, 2016 | Germany.info
microphone in studio

Ambassador Wittig talked to CNN and NPR this week about the response to the deadly attack on the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. In both interviews he thanked the American people for their overwhelming solidarity and support for Germany.

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.

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