Select Committee on Welsh Affairs Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter from the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany


  The Office of the German Ambassador, Dr von Plöetz forwarded to me copy correspondence regarding your enquiry on the possibility of Germany establishing a consular post in Cardiff.

  As the Honorary Consul for Germany in Wales, I thought it might be of assistance to your Committee if I introduced myself as a matter of courtesy. Having been in office for four years, my main objectives are to further the economic, cultural and personal links between Germany and Wales and assist Germany Nationals in the host area. My involvement as Secretary of the German British Chamber in Wales and at present also as Chairman of the Cardiff Stuttgart Twinning Association has given me numerous opportunities in achieving those aims.

  If you think I can be of assistance in your activities to promote Wales in Germany, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Helga Rother-Simmonds

Honorary Consul

26 January 2001

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