United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Powers’ Visit to Berlin
US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power visited Berlin to Meet with German Senior Officials and to receive the 2016 Henry A Kissinger PrizeJune 15th, 2016
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power visited Berlin between 8th and 9th of June to meet with German senior officials, civil society members and refugees residing in Berlin. On this visit, the Ambassador received the 2016 Henry A. Kissinger prize for her efforts in trying to create a more secure, peaceful, and humane world. Ambassador Power is the first woman to receive the prize.
During her stay in Berlin, Ambassador Power met with German Ministry of Interior State Secretary Emily Haber, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, and Head of the Federal Chancellery Peter Altmaier. At these meetings Ambassador Power expressed the admiration of the United States for Germany’s generosity in welcoming refugees, and discussed the efforts aimed at refugee integration.
Further discussions entailed the strengthening of the UN Multidimensional Integrated and Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), in which Germany is playing an important role, and efforts to combat organized crime networks such as the smuggling of refugees and migrants.
On the 9th of June, the Ambassador participated in discussions about the Leaders Summit on Refugees, which Germany and the United States will co-host along with five other nations during the UN General Assembly in September, as well as about the need to mobilize governments, private sector leaders, and civil society groups to respond more effectively to the global refugee crisis.
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Nora Kelemen, Berlin Global