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Diplomatic Representation for East Germany

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
July 12, 1983




September 4, 1974 Diplomatic Relations Established
December 9, 1974 Embassy Opened – Mr. Joachim, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
December 11, 1974 Dr. Rolf Sieber, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
December 20, 1974 Amb. E. and P.
July 20, 1978 Dr. Claus Montag, Counselor
  Charge d'Affaires ad interim
August 30, 1978 Dr. Horst Grunert, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 2, 1978 Amb. E. and P.
April 11, 1983 Mr. Wolfgang Muench, Minister-Counselor
  Charge d'Affaires ad interim
June 3, 1983 Dr. Gerhard Herder, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
July 12, 1983 Amb. E. and P.
1 NOTE:   The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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