Peter Wittig

Ambassador to the United States, Embassy of the Republic of Germany

Peter Wittig is the German ambassador to the United States, since 2014. Prior to this, he was German ambassador to the United Nations and represented Germany during its tenure as a member of the UN Security Council in 2011 and 2012. Wittig joined the German Foreign Service in 1982 and has served at the embassy in Madrid, at the German Mission to the UN in New York, as private secretary to the foreign minister, and as ambassador in Lebanon and in Cyprus. He was the German government’s special envoy on the division of Cyprus. Wittig has also taught at the University of Freiburg.

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