Ambassador Peter Wittig Starts His Work in Washington
Enlarge image Ambassador Peter Wittig (© Germany.info; by Z. Garcia)
Today Ambassador Peter Wittig began his work in Washington, DC. He was most recently Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in New York.
Ambassador Wittig joined the German Foreign Service in 1982 and has served in Madrid, New York (Permanent Mission to the United Nations), at Foreign Office headquarters as private secretary to the Foreign Minister and as Ambassador to Lebanon. As Ambassador to Cyprus, he also was the Special Envoy of the German Government for the Cyprus Question.
In 2006 Ambassador Wittig was appointed Director-General for the United Nations and Global Issues in the Foreign Office in Berlin.
Before starting his career in the German Foreign Service, Wittig studied history, political science and law at Bonn, Freiburg, Canterbury and Oxford Universities and taught as Assistant Professor at the University of Freiburg.
He has written articles on the history of ideas and on foreign policy.
Peter Wittig is married to journalist and writer Huberta von Voss-Wittig. The couple has four children, Valeska, Maximilian, Augustin and Felice.