The transatlantic partnership is a basic axiom in German foreign policy. It is no longer merely a matter of security issues. The spectrum of global challenges - from climate protection through the international financial architecture to the identification of the human genome - is now the subject of German-US cooperation.
Germany and the United States of America are bound by a robust friendship founded on shared experience, values and interests. Politics, economics, culture and military cooperation are all facets that make up German-US relations.
Harald Leibrecht, Member of the German Bundestag, is the Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation. He intends to focus his work on deepening Germany’s intersocietal relations with Germany's closest allies outside Europe, the USA and Canada.
Since the arrival of a German botanist in the Jamestown in 1608, German immigrants and their descendants have made an indelible imprint on this country. Today, some 43 million Americans claim German heritage.
In 1849, James W. C. Pennington, abolitionist and former slave, became the first African American to be awarded an honorary degree from a European University when Heidelberg University conferred on him the honorary doctorate of divinity.
James W. C. Pennington