Berlin Commemorates John C. Kornblum

The USA Embassy in Berlin hosts a heartfelt memorial for the American Ambassador John Kornblum

May 21st, 2024
Yana Kurteva, News from Berlin
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On May 21, 2024, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin hosted a heartfelt memorial for Ambassador John Kornblum, a quintessential American statesman whose career spanned over four decades with the Department of State.

Kornblum's contributions to global diplomacy were monumental, with his involvement in historic events such as the Quadripartite negotiations, the Helsinki Final Act, German reunification, and NATO's enlargement. He was also a key architect of the Dayton Peace Agreement and served as the first U.S. Ambassador to a united Germany. Yet, it was his unique ability to bring a personal touch and authenticity to international relations that truly defined his brand of diplomacy.

John Kornblum was renowned for making the seemingly impossible a reality through candid dialogues that fostered trust and drove change. His depth of connections in Germany was profound, earning him the respect and admiration of both colleagues and foreign counterparts. In Germany, he was the trusted voice of the American people, a towering figure whose influence spanned decades and administrations.



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