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Dr. Klaus Otto Schmidt, Consul général


Dr. Klaus Otto Schmidt, Generalkonsul
Dr. Klaus Otto Schmidt, Generalkonsul© GKChengdu/Schmidt
A ship will arrive …

... and drop its anchor in Vancouver from May 27 to May 29. More specifically, it is the German research vessel « Sonne », which comes to Vancouver for the first time. Among others the scientists on board are investigating the characterization of the fate and effects of micro plastic and other plastic material in the Pacific Ocean as part of the « Microfate-Project ». The aim is to gain knowledge about the aging and fragmentation as well as the integration of plastic particles into the marine environment. You can find more details on this soon on our website.

The older generation of us will certainly remember the ARD « Frühschoppen », which was broadcast every Sunday: « ... with six journalists from five countries » was the standard wording that usually announced the program. According to this format we are planning a first election analysis on the outcome of the European elections with representatives of European Consulates General on May 26. This event will take place within the framework of the EU Festival at the Alpen Club. I am looking forward to welcoming you. Further information can be found on our homepage soon.

Best regards,

Dr. Klaus Schmidt
Consul General

Curriculum Vitae

Consul General Dr. jur. Klaus Schmidt
Born November 27, 1956 in Würzburg
Married, two children

1976 - 1981

Law Studies
University of Würzburg

1st State Exam
1981 - 1984
Practical Training
2nd State Exam
PhD (Dr. jur. utriusque)
1985 - 2003

Press and Information Office
Federal Government Bonn/Berlin

Assignments and Entry to the Foreign Office

1987 - 1988

Press Section
German Consulate General Los Angeles, USA

1991 - 1995

Head of Press and Information Department, Visa and Consular Section
German Embassy Ottawa, Canada

2003 - 2005

Head of Division K 01
Political and Public Relations abroad
Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

2005 - 2008

Political Section
German Embassy Tokyo, Japan

2008 - 2011

Head of Division 603 and 608
Multilateral and Media Policy / Public Diplomacy abroad
Federal Foreign Office, Berlin


Head of Cultural Section
German Embassy Tokyo, Japan

2012 - 2015

Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic Section
German Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015 - 2018

Consul General

German Consulate General Chengdu, China

since 8/2018

Consul General
German Consulate General Vancouver, Canada

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