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German ambassador pays call

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Visit focused on trade agreement now being negotiated

Peter Ammon, the German ambassador to the United States, visited Madera Tuesday morning with his wife, Marliese, to talk about the advantages a new trade agreement could bring his country and the U.S.

Trade already has made the world a different place, Ammon said.

“When you buy a BMW in China, chances are it will have been made in South Carolina,” where BMW has a state-of-the art factory. “We have a great chance to produce high-wage jobs here in America.”

Ammon was touring the Central Valley at the invitation of U.S. Rep. Jim Costa, who introduced the ambassador, at a morning coffee session at the Vineyard Restaurant, sponsored by the Madera District Chamber of Commerce...


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