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Early life and education
Petra Sigmund studied sinology, political science, and economics at the Free University of Berlin and the Renmin University of China.
After joining the German Foreign Service, Petra Sigmund worked at the German Embassy in Brussels from 1998 to 2001 and the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin from 2001 to 2004. Subsequently, she directed the Trade Promotion Office at the German Embassy in Beijing from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, Sigmund returned to Berlin to serve as Head of Division for relations with EU member states, EU enlargement and EU-relations with non-European countries at the German Federal Chancellery for four years. From 2010 to 2013, Sigmund worked at the German Embassy in Paris. Returning to Berlin in 2013, she first served as the director of the Division for France and Benelux until 2015 and then as the director of the East Asia Division until 2017.
Since 2017 Sigmund is the Deputy Director General for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
In the media
- Amt, Auswärtiges. "Interview with leading diplomat at the Federal Foreign Office: The partnership with China is indispensable". Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
- "Talk at the Library: How Germany Thinks About Asia". Asia Society. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
- Petra Sigmund on Twitter
- Interview with Petra Sigmund on Sino-German relations
- Petra Sigmund - VNExplorer - Vietnam Explorer News Channel
- Talk at the Library: How Germany Thinks About Asia
- Interview with leading diplomat at the Federal Foreign Office
- OPAPP Secretary Galvez Meets Senior Officials in Germany
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