Diplomacy: “It is difficult to imagine closer relations than those between Germany and Belgium”

Martin Kotthaus has been Germany’s ambassador to Belgium since 2018. From energy cooperation to the convergence of political views or cultural exchanges, he highlights the links between the two countries. The only point of improvement, according to him: the Belgians’ mastery of the German language.


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Véronique Lamquin


Deputy Head of the International Division

By Véronique Lamquin

Published on 05/13/2024 at 4:23 p.m.
Reading time: 1 min

DExactly one month ago, the Euro will kick off in Munich, with an inaugural Germany-Scotland match. An event that Martin Kotthaus will follow closely. The German ambassador to Belgium is a football fan… A diplomat even during the party: he loves the Devils as much as the Mannschaft, the beer of Cologne as that of Leuven…



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