Friday, 17 June 2022, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein: With Kiel Week starting, the U.S. Ambassador in Germany, Dr Amy Gutmann, took the opportunity to become acquainted with Germany’s northernmost federal state, and paid an inaugural visit to the State Chancellery in the capital of Kiel, wherein she was received by Premier Daniel Günther. Dr Gutmann was accompanied by the U.S. Consul General responsible for the federal state, Darion Akins -based in Hamburg.
All dignitaries used the opportunity to exchange views on the relationship between their countries as well as the international situation. The meeting took place as the Kiel Week was about to begin, the single most global event in Schleswig-Holstein, and the largest regatta in Europe.
Ambassador Gutmann became head of mission on 17 February 2022 upon presenting credentials to Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Consul General Akins serves in the latter capacity since July 2019.
For further information
Government of Schleswig-Holstein: https://www.schleswig-holstein.de/DE/landesregierung/ministerien-behoerden/I/i_node.html
U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg (Consul General Darion Akins): https://de.usembassy.gov/de/consul-general-darion-akins-de/