The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung/Foundation, one of the three largest political think tanks in Germany invited a representative group from Thuringia, led by its President of Parliament Christian Carius who was accompanied by members of the Federal and State Parliament on Sunday, Oct 30. A brief introduction was given followed by a speech of Mayor Jennifer Roberts. The liens with Thuringia are tightening. This was the third mutual meeting this year and an economic delegation from this energetic state is expected to visit Charlotte in May 2017. This will be under the leadership of Economic Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee, formerly Federal Minister for Transport.