On November 4 Ambassador Claudia Fritsche paid a brief visit to Houston, Texas. The trip was part of the "Experience America" series which is organized by the US Department of State and brings Washington-based diplomats to different parts of the US.
The visit included an excursion to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum where the group was given a tour. The highlight came when former US President George H.W. Bush met with the group. He reminisced about his life, his different responsibilities, what his most difficult decisions were, and how much he liked being ambassador to the UN.
That evening the group met with various public and private sector leaders at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. There Ambassador Fritsche was able to meet the Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker.