Ambassador Jaeger Visits Nevada and California
In October Ambassador Kurt Jaeger took part in a visit to the US Southwest. The trip to Nevada was organized by the US Department of State Office of Protocol as part of its "Experience America" program."Experience America" trips provide opportunities for Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions and their spouses to travel outside of Washington and learn about communities across the US. fostering better understandings of America's people, producing mutually beneficial relationships.
It entailed meetings with city officials in Las Vegas and visiting the solar energy plant of Copper Mountain, the Desert Research Institute, the SUPERNAP data center of SWITCH on the Las Vegas Digital Exchange Campus, as well as an excursion to the Grand Canyon.
From left: Leodis Matthews, Honorary Consul of Liechtenstein to the Western and Southwestern US; the Honorable Jim Clarke, Mayor of Culver City; and Ambassador Kurt Jaeger.
Ambassador Jaeger then travelled individually to Los Angeles for his first official visit where Liechtenstein has an Honorary Consulate led by Leodis Matthews. There he was given a tour of Sony Pictures Studios where he met with Keith Weaver, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government Relations. He also met with government officials including Jim Clarke, Mayor of Culver City, and Robert Herzberg, California State Senator. With both officials he discussed California as one of the leading states for Liechtenstein private sector investment.