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German Ambassador


Sabine Sparwasser is Germany's Ambassador to Canada.

German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser
Ambassador of Germany to Canada Sabine Sparwasser© Federal Foreign Office

Current position: Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

Professional experience:

2015 – 2017


Assistant Deputy Minister for Africa, Asia, Latin America, Near and Middle East, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Special Representative of the Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan

2014 – 2015

Ambassador, Head of the Foreign Service Academy, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

2013 – 2014

Ambassador, Director for Communication, Germany’s Image abroad and German as a Foreign Language, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

2009 – 2013

Consul General in Toronto

2006 – 2009

Director of Middle East and Maghreb Division, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

2003 – 2006

Chargé d’Affaires / Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy Ottawa

2002 – 2003

Exchange Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa

1999 – 2002

Deputy Spokesperson of the Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

1996 – 1999

Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in San José, Costa Rica

1993 – 1996

Counsellor, Press Department, dealing with United Nations, North and Latin America, near and Middle East, Asia, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn

1991 – 1993

First Secretary, Political Section, German Embassy London

1989 – 1991

Second Secretary, Political Section, German EC-Representation, Brussels

1987 – 1989

Third Secretary, Public Relations Department, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn

1985 – 1987

Attachée, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn

1984 – 1985

Research Assistant on European Integration to Professor Joseph Rovan, Paris

1981 – 1984

Freelance Journalist for German Television

Educational Background:

1981 – 1983

Diplôme de l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Study of Political Sciences with specialization in International Relations, Paris

1976 – 1981

Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Studies of German, French, English Literature and Linguistics

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