Germany and India steadfast partners on global stage
Ambassador Michael Steiner, prior to this posting, was the
Government's Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan and is expected
to present his credentials to the President of India soon.
“The friendship between Germany and India is based on mutual
trust and shared values,” Ambassador Steiner said upon his arrival in
New Delhi on Saturday, May 12, 2012. He added, “Over the years, Germany
and India have become steadfast and dynamic partners on the
international stage and I will focus on further strengthening this
partnership during my stint in India.”
Steiner, a veteran in foreign and security policy acted as the NSA to the Federal Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder from 1998 to 2001 and was Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) between 2002-2003.