As the Washington, DC community and region works to counter the spread of the coronavirus, the Embassy of Liechtenstein continues to operate. To ensure the safety of our staff and to help flatten the curve of infections in our local area, we have implemented measures to allow for remote working. Thanks to technology we are still able to communicate with our US constituents, as well as conduct outreach and engagement with our US governmental counterparts. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.
On April 15, a project was launched in Liechtenstein to develop a real-time coronavirus tracking program through the use of special, biometric bracelets. Under the pilot project, a select number of Liechtensteiners will be offered a bracelet, originally developed to monitor female fertility cycles, which will trace skin temperature, heart rate and breathing frequencies.
From March 9-11 Dr. Katrin Eggenberger, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture, visited Washington for a number of high-level meetings. The visit served as an opportunity to highlight Liechtenstein-US bilateral relations, as well as multilateral partnerships.
In February and April the Embassy of Liechtenstein co-hosted events with Women in International Security (WIIS) to discuss the role gender plays in two areas of great significance, namely counterterrorism and environmental crimes.
At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020 " Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype" won the Grammy for Best Children's Album. The album's artist, Jon Samson, received the Grammy along with the album's producer Al Walser, who is from Liechtenstein. For Grammys awarded in the "Best Album" category, Grammys are awarded to both the artist and producer. We talked with Mr. Walser about his incredible accomplishment and what brought him to where he is today.