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German Consulate General visits ITER

Sabina Griffith

Despite the weather conditions, the German Consulate General, Irene Hinrichsen, did not decline the invitation to the construction site. (Click to view larger version...)
Despite the weather conditions, the German Consulate General, Irene Hinrichsen, did not decline the invitation to the construction site.
This Wednesday, Irene Hinrichsen, the new German Consulate General based in Marseille, came to visit ITER. With her, came a delegation from industry lead by Kurt-Dieter Grill and Kurt Ebbinghaus from the German ITER Industry Forum (DIIF). After an in-depth discussion with ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima, the Consulate casually exchanged with the 26 German members of the ITER staff.

The atmosphere was casual when Mrs. Hinrichsen (left corner) met 26 German staff members. (Click to view larger version...)
The atmosphere was casual when Mrs. Hinrichsen (left corner) met 26 German staff members.
Despite the freezing temperatures that day, Mrs. Hinrichsen did not decline the invitation to the construction site where Jean-Michel Bottereau from the Agence ITER France explained the latest developments.


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