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Ambassador Dr Thomas Fitschen

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28.08.2019, Berlin: Dr. Thomas Fitschen , Deutscher Botschafter in Canberra, Australien. Foto: Kay Nietfeld/dpa | Verwendung weltweit, © dpa

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Though “worlds apart” geographically, Australia and Germany are connected by close bonds of friendship - politically, economically and culturally. Our strategic partnership has gained clout not only in the Indopacific but also in other parts of the world and in multilateral fora. Be it countering terrorism, combatting climate change, scientific cooperation, music and the arts or upholding democratic values and the rule of law. Australia and Germany are advocates of multilateralism and share common values. As German Ambassador I look forward to foster our bonds of friendship and cooperation in the face of global challenges.

Dr Thomas Fitschen

Ambassador

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Australia and Germany are advocates of multilateralism and share common values. As German Ambassador I look forward to foster our bonds of friendship and cooperation in the face of global challenges.

Born 6 April 1959 in Oldenburg, married to Dr Ilona Stölken, two daughters

1978 – 1989
Legal studies; Lawyer, Doctorate in International Law (2003)
1993 – 1996
Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations - New York
1999 – 2001
Federal Foreign Office, Division for International Cooperation against Organized Crime
2001 – 2005
Federal Foreign Office, Deputy Head of Task Force Global Issues
2005 – 2008
Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations - New York
2008 – 2011
Federal Foreign Office, Head of UN General Assembly Division and Deputy Head of Task Force on Rule of Law Promotion
2012 – 2015
Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations – Geneva, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative
2015 – 2018
Federal Foreign Office, Director for United Nations, Counter-Terrorism and International Cyber Policy
2018 – 2019
Federal Foreign Office, Special Representative for Cyber Foreign Policy and Cybersecurity
Since Aug 2019
German Embassy Canberra, Ambassador

 

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