The Federal Government has decided that Jürgen Hardt, CDU Member of the Bundestag, will be the new Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation in the Field of Intersocietal Relations, Cultural and Information Policy at the Federal Foreigt Office. Like all other Federal Government Commissioners, the new Coordinator is to be confirmed shortly by the Federal Cabinet.
Jürgen Hardt is currently deputy spokesperson on Europe of the CDU parliamentary group, member of the Bundestag Defence Committee and member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Today in Berlin, he issued the following statement on his new office:
In performing my new duties, my aim will be above all to strengthen contacts between the civil societies of Germany and North America. In this context, I will certainly make use of the opportunity to help the American public understand German views on current topics, thus further promoting mutual understanding.