Austria's Ambassador to the U.S. Hans Peter Manz Bids Farewell

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: December 18, 2015; 16:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Hans Peter Manz will leave Washington and return to Vienna upon completion of his four year mission. Hans Peter Manz has served as Austria’s ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C., from December 2011 to December 2015. Before moving to the U.S., Dr. Manz was the Austrian Ambassador to Switzerland. During his diplomatic career, Dr. Manz served in a variety of positions, including inter alia, foreign policy advisor to the Chancellor of Austria. His overseas postings included Tehran, Bern and New York. Ambassador Manz will be succeeded by Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner.

Barack Obama and Austria's Ambassador to the U.S. Hans Peter Manz: A Time to Bid Farewell / Picture: © The White House

Following is Ambassador Hans Peter Manz's farewell statement published by the Austrian Press & Information Service in Washington, D.C.:

A Time to Bid Farewell

"It is always a bittersweet moment when a posting comes to an end. Looking back, you remember the many people met, the wonderful places visited and the more or less successful efforts to accomplish your…