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Fall 2013


Foreign Minister Frick Visits Washington

On September 23 Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick visited Washington. Foreign Minister Frick used the one-day visit as an opportunity to showcase Liechtenstein as an active trader with the US as well as internationally. The US is Liechtenstein's second largest trading partner (after the European Union) and Liechtenstein industrial companies are important players in the US automotive,...

EFTA and USTR Establish Exploratory Dialogue on Trade and Investment

On July 19 ambassadors representing the four Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) met with Dan Mullaney, Assistant United States Trade Representative (USTR) for Europe and the Middle East, to establish a dialogue with the EFTA Member States of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, which will focus on discussions to bolster trade and investment with the US. As...

Ambassador Fritsche Visits Hilti in Tulsa

On September 6 Ambassador Claudia Fritsche, joined by Congressman Jim Bridenstine, whose congressional district includes Hilti, visited the North American Headquarters of Hilti in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in Liechtenstein in 1941, Hilti is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized drilling tools and fastening systems for professional users in the...

Salzburg Marionette Theater, Featuring Christiani Wetter, on Tour in the US

The Salzburg Marionette Theater is touring the US with not just one play but several. Amongst “Alice in Wonderland”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “The Magic Flute”, and “The Sound of Music”, the ensemble is also performing Richard Wagner’s “The Ring Cycle”. One of the two actors in this play will be the Liechtenstein-born actress Christiani Wetter. Christiani Wetter...

2013 Small Nations Poetry Reading

On September 12, the 8th annual Small Nations Poetry Reading took place at the Katzen Arts Center at American University. An audience of roughly 100 people was able to listen to poetry from the six participating countries. In addition to Liechtenstein, the ambassadors from Austria, Bulgaria, Iceland, Malta and Slovenia read poems from their countries. From Left: Ambassador Božo Cerar...

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