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Consul General Gill in Harrisburg, PA

Consul General Gill in Harrisburg, PA, © GKNY

13.06.2019 - Article

Consul General Gill traveled to Pennsylvania's State Capital Harrisburg.

Consul General David Gill traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on the 11th and 12th of June. While in Harrisburg, Gill took the time to visit the House of Representatives and meet with the Dennis M. Davin, the Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development. Furthermore, Gill had lunch with representatives of the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce where he discussed energy, innovation, trade, and workforce. On the evening of June 11th, Gill participated in a reception at the World Affairs Council Forum where the state of the transatlantic partnership was the topic of the evening; with its long history of German culture, Pennsylvania is at the core of the transatlantic relationship. Gill also met the editorial board of PennLive and had the opportunity to publish an op-ed about the importance of a strong transatlantic partnership. On June 12th, Gill concluded his visit in Harrisburg by meeting with Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to discuss how the relationship between Germany and Pennsylvania can be strengthened. On the way back to New York, Gill made room for a stop at the Gettysburg memorial to honor the struggle for liberty and equality. Interesting to note is that 70% of the Union troops in Gettysburg were German immigrants. The Consulate General is very thankful for everyone who made time for these meetings and discussions which are important steps necessary for strengthening the German-American bond.

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