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.

  • May 5, 2017 | | Ambassador Wittig: Dual Education - A Competitor to College

    Worker in a protective mask works on vehicles

    "The success of the German apprenticeship model builds on the conviction that it is an equivalent alternative to college education," Ambassador Wittig writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

    Wall Street Journal Op-Ed
  • Apr 25, 2017 | | Chancellor Merkel Receives Holocaust Museum's Elie Wiesel Award

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    In accepting the award on behalf of Chancellor Merkel, Ambassador Wittig said: "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. Our past makes it our duty to combat all forms of anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and intolerance."

    Elie Wiesel Award
  • Mar 28, 2017 | | Professor, Publisher Norman Birnbaum Receives Order of Merit

    Professor Birnbaum and Ambassador Wittig

    Ambassador Peter Wittig presented Norman Birnbaum, professor emeritus at the Georgetown University Law Center, with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Order of Merit for Birnbaum
  • Mar 23, 2017 | | Thomas Buergenthal Receives Order of Merit for Lifelong Commitment to Human Rights

    Order of Merit for Thomas Buergenthal

    After surviving the Holocaust as a child–first in a ghetto in Poland and then in Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and even a death march–Thomas Buergenthal dedicated his life to the protection of human rights as a judge and law professor.

    Order of Merit for Buergenthal
  • Jan 19, 2017 | | Ambassador Wittig on WAMU's '1A'

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    Ambassador Wittig spoke with Joshua Johnson, host of 1A on WAMU 88.5 on Thursday about German-American relations, transatlantic trade and investment relations, NATO, the European Union and more.

    Radio Interview
  • Jan 17, 2017 | | Ambassador Wittig: We Need A Robust Transatlantic Alliance

    NATO Headquarters in Brussels

    In an op-ed published in the Huffington Post and in light of recent interview comments made by the President-Elect, Ambassador Peter Wittig promotes the transatlantic alliance.

    Huffington Post Article
  • Dec 22, 2016 | | Ambassador Wittig on CNN and NPR

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    Ambassador Wittig talked to CNN and NPR this week about the response to the deadly attack on the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. In both interviews he thanked the American people for their overwhelming solidarity and support for Germany.

  • Oct 6, 2016 | | Celebrating the Day of German Unity in Washington, DC

    Ambassador Wittig and German Olympians

    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.

    Unity Celebration
  • Sep 19, 2016 | | Wittig: Germany Stands By Commitment in Refugee Crisis

    United Nations headquarters in New York

    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 | | Ambassador Wittig: EU is Up to the Task


    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

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