The Coordinator of German-American Cooperation, Hans-Ulrich Klose, will step down at the end of the month for private reasons. Foreign Minister Westerwelle thanked Mr Klose for his successful work and commitment to transatlantic relations and issued the following statement in Berlin today (26 January):
“Hans Ulrich Klose has done a great job as Coordinator of German-American Cooperation, making a valuable contribution to cultivating and expanding transatlantic relations. The United States of America is our partner and friend and our most important ally outside Europe. I am grateful to Mr Klose for his untiring commitment and wish him and his family all the very best.”
A successor to Mr Klose will be appointed soon.