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.

Refugee Crisis: Ambassador Wittig in Wall Street Journal

Feb 10, 2016 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"Coping with these refugees will require time, energy and money, and stemming the flow is essential. But the government knows that it must not abandon Germany’s constitutional commitment to offer haven for people fleeing persecution and civil war."

Homestory Exhibition Tells Stories of Black People in Germany

Feb 5, 2016 |

Howard University is hosting a new exhibition that sheds light on the lives and stories of black people in Germany. The exhibition profiles black people from the past three centuries of German history, sharing both their struggles and success stories. Many individuals profiled in the exhibit dealt with racism, and both tales of “ordinary” and prominent black figures are told.

Ambassador Wittig: "Never Again"

Jan 28, 2016 |
Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Ambassador Peter Wittig spoke at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum marking the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. They resonate in the call: Never again."

Holocaust Remembrance Day Marked in DC

Jan 28, 2016 |
Panel Discussion

“It is the duty of every German citizen to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive,” said Ambassador Peter Wittig yesterday at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. This year marks the 71st annive...

New German American Business Outlook: Strong 2016

Dec 21, 2015 |
New York City

German companies in the US, represented by the GACC and RGIT, presented the 2016 German American Business Outlook Report this week in New York. The GABO shows that German companies expect to expand their production, workforce, and profits in the coming year.

Happy Holidays from the German Embassy!

Dec 21, 2015 |

Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Ambassador Wittig Presents High Honor to Tom Brokaw

Dec 9, 2015 |
Ambassador Wittig next to Tom Brokaw at podium

Ambassador Wittig presented American broadcaster and American Academy in Berlin fellow Tom Brokaw the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, in recognition of his contributions to transatlantic and German-American relations.

Paris is Opportunity for Future of Humankind

Nov 30, 2015 |
man touches photovoltaic cells

"This is our opportunity to bring the world together in securing a lasting, global solution to one of the most important issues of our generation," the Ambassadors of France, the EU, the United Kingdom and Germany write in The Hill ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference.

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.

Ambassador Wittig: Climate Protection, A Transatlantic Reason for Optimism

Nov 24, 2015 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig has written a blog post published in the Huffington Post on the upcoming Climate Conference in Paris.

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