Germany’s Ambassador to the United States
Peter Wittig became ambassador of Germany to the United States on May 21, 2014, having most recently served as permanent representative of Germany to the United Nations, representing his country on the Security Council during its 2011-12 membership.
Ambassador Wittig joined the German Foreign Service in 1982. He has served in Madrid, New York (Permanent Mission to the United Nations), as private secretary to the foreign minister at the Foreign Office headquarters, 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 at 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 he taught as an assistant professor at the University of Freiburg.
He has written articles on the history of ideas and on foreign policy. Ambassador Wittig is married to journalist and writer Huberta von Voss-Wittig, and the couple has four children: Valeska, Maximilian, Augustin and Felice.