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
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)|
|1991 - 1993||Federal Foreign Office, Division for Public International Law|
|1993 – 1996||Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations - New York|
|1996 - 1999||Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Manila|
|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|