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Dr. Klaus Otto Schmidt, Consul général


Dr. Klaus Otto Schmidt, Generalkonsul
Dr. Klaus Otto Schmidt, Generalkonsul© GKChengdu/Schmidt
Dear Canadians, Germans and those who are interested in our work,  

Having concluded my tenure in Chengdu (China) I just arrived in Vancouver to continue working with you as new Consul General.

For the Schmidt family, Canada is not an unknown territory. We have always kept our years in Ottawa from 1991 to 1995 in good memories. As our second son Stefan was born in Ottawa, we are happy to be back to beautiful Canada.

So far, I would already like to take the opportunity to inform you about interesting upcoming events:

For the celebrations of the German unification, our consulate will host a reception on October 3rd. We are looking forward to welcoming the Prime Minister of the Land of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil and his delegation for our festivities.

To foster the German-Canadian cooperation in science and research, we will be happy to welcome Federal Minister of Science Anja Karliczek who will visit us in Vancouver next month.

Having a look ahead to 2019, our Consulate General will turn « 50 » on September 4th. Celebrating this anniversary we would like to look back on the history of the diplomatic mission and take on new activities with you.

Thank you very much for your interest in Germany!

Best regards,

Dr. Klaus Schmidt

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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