Innovating Cooperation: COVID, Germany, and the U.S.
Before coming to Washington, Karl Matthias Klause was Head of Office of Minister of State (deputy foreign minister) Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer in the Foreign ministry. The remit covered external economic policy and sustainable development issues, cultural relations and education policy, Germany’s United Nations and global policies. In terms of world regions, the work focused on the countries of sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel, Latin America and the Caribbean as well as South and South-East Asia. Prior to that he was Director for Central Europa in the Foreign ministry.
In his time in the Federal Chancellery he was Deputy Director with responsibilities for Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He also worked in the Division for Cabinet and Parliamentary Affairs as a liaison diplomat with the German Bundestag. He has served at German Missions in Washington (Spokesperson), London (Cultural Attaché) and Warsaw (Press Attaché).