German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, visits Washington, DC!
July 18, 2019
German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier is visiting the US! This Wednesday, July 10th, the German Marshall Fund of the United States welcomed Altmaier at its headquarters. The minister sat down with Karen Donfried, GMF’s President, to talk about the state of transatlantic relations and the future of European-American trade.
His time in Washington D.C. was packed with other meetings. On Wednesday, July 10th, he also met with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin for negotiations on a possible new trade agreement between the US and Europe. On Friday, July 12th, Altmaier will travel down to Alabama and visit the local Mercedes-Benz factory which created 4,000 jobs in the region.
The minister reminded Wunderbar Together that his central aim in visiting the US is to secure jobs and enable economic progress. He believes that “we are Wunderbar Together because we have a common treasury of memories and experience in cooperation, cooperation based on values and history.”
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