A wonderful summer is coming to an end, both schools and universities are about to start again, and we hope you all had a good rest during the summer months! Our new colleagues have also all arrived by now, including our new Consul General Marc Eichhorn, who came to us directly from the Federal Ministry of the Interior in Berlin and has now been settling in over the last few weeks.
The visit of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck to Canada was certainly the most important event in August with regard to further bilateral relations between Canada and Germany. The German politicians met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources and signed a memorandum of understanding on August 23 for a German Canadian Hydrogen Partnership that stipulates deliveries of green hydrogen to Germany as of 2025. This is an important step in moving Germany away from its dependence on Russian gas supplies and towards an energy cooperation with a democratic partner and friend. At the end of the conference, both Scholz and Trudeau once again expressed the great friendship between the two countries. Canada and Germany have long enjoyed a close partnership in industrial cooperation, technology partnerships and research cooperation and are growing even closer in light of the current geopolitical events.
With these good news we send you our best wishes for a wonderful Indian summer!
Your Editor Team
Consul General Marc Eichhorn
Born 1962 in Backnang.
|1982/06||Secondary School Examination, Stuttgart|
|1982/10 – 1983/10||Military Service, Ulm|
|1983/10 – 1986/03||Economics studies, University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim|
|1986/04 – 1991/04||History and Roman languages studies, University of Heidelberg|
|1991/05 – 1993/04|
Training at the diplomatic service school, German Foreign Office, Bonn
|1993/05 – 1993/07||Language training Polish, Bonn/Warsaw|
|1993/08 – 1993/10||UN arms control programme, Geneva, Switzerland|
|1993/11 – 1996/10||Desk officer, German Embassy Warsaw, Poland|
|1996/11 – 1999/07||Desk officer, German Foreign Office, Bonn|
|1999/08 – 2002/06||Desk officer, German Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, Japan|
|2002/07 – 2005/06||Desk officer, German Foreign Office, Berlin|
|2005/07 – 2006/01||Head diplomatic extension office Herat, German Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan|
|2006/02 – 2010/06||Deputy head of division, German Foreign Office, Berlin|
|2010/07 – 2012/04||Deputy head of mission, German Consulate General Los Angeles, USA|
|2012/05 – 2013/06||Deputy head of mission, German Embassy Tripolis, Libya|
|2013/07 – 2015/06||Desk officer, German Embassy London, United Kingdom|
|2014/01 – 2014/03||Acting head of mission, German Embassy Sana´a, Yemen|
|2015/07 – 2017/07||Head of mission, German Consulate General Erbil, Iraq|
|2017/08 – 2021/07||Head of division, German Foreign Office, Berlin|
|2021/08 – 2022/06||Secondment, German Interior Ministry, Berlin|