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.
Oct 6, 2016
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.
Sep 19, 2016
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.
Huffington Post Article
Sep 15, 2016
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.
Washington Post Article
Aug 10, 2016
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.
Huffington Post Interview
Jul 15, 2016
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.
Oder of Merit
Jun 13, 2016
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
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.
Courage in Photojournalism
Jun 8, 2016
“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.
Order of Merit
May 19, 2016
| German Embassy Washington
"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."
Remembering Fritz Stern
Apr 25, 2016
"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.
Ambassador on Hannover Messe