Minister Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner accompanied Ambassador Richard Grenell when he signed the guest book of NRW’s Government – Picture by Land NRW U. Wagner.
Thursday, 17 May 2018, Düsseldorf: The Honourable Ambassador Richard Grenell was paying a maiden visit to the US Consulate General located at Düsseldorf, and took the opportunity to also pay a visite de courtoisie to the head of government of Germany’s largest state, Premier Armin Laschet who welcomed the US envoy alongside the Minister for European and International Affairs, Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner. Ambassador Grenell was accompanied in his turn by the US Consul General in Düsseldorf, Michael R. Keller.
According to statistics by NRW about 13,500 US Americans live in the federal state. Between NRW and the USA there are 35 state partnership between cities. Beyond the latter there are 104 school partnerships, 327 signed cooperation agreements between NRW and US American universities and colleges that intensify the transatlantic exchanges.
Richard Allen Grenell is the accredited ambassador of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Germany since the day of his arrival on 8 May 2018 after presenting letters of credence to President Franz-Walter Steinmeier.
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