German envoy seeks to ‘rebuild trust’

On this week’s episode of “Conversations with Nicholas Kralev,” the German ambassador to the United States, Peter Ammon, talks about the need for Washington and Berlin to rebuild trust following recent revelations about U.S. surveillance on German officials.

“It’s like in a marriage,” Ammon says. “The closer you are, the bigger the disappointment when one of the partners fails. But both sides, I think, are convinced that we have to rebuild trust.”

Ammon, who joined the German Foreign Service in 1978 and was most recently ambassador to France, also talks about his country’s global diplomatic priorities and the role of formal training for its diplomats.

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