Statement by Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation Peter Beyer prior to his trip to the United States

26.10.2019 - Press release

The Federal Government Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation in the Field of Intersocietal Relations, Cultural and Information Policy, Peter Beyer, is travelling to attend the Transatlantic Sync conference in Mountain View, California, from Saturday, 26 to Wednesday 30 October, on behalf of Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas. Prior to his departure, Peter Beyer made the following statement:

It is an honour for me to deliver the opening address at the high-level Transatlantic Sync conference. The German-American friendship has many facets. Cooperation in the areas of research and digital transformation is already very close and will undoubtedly become even more intensive in future.
One of the topics of debate at the conference will be artificial intelligence. Here in Germany we are already making very good progress: the Federal Government intends to invest three billion euros in AI research over the coming years. In Mountain View I will have the opportunity to talk with a large number of people from the technology sector and make them aware of the many exciting developments in Germany. In turn, we Europeans can learn a great deal from the momentum in Silicon Valley. I am looking forward to an intensive exchange of views and an inspiring conference on the digital future.


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