German Ambassador Honored by President Saleh [Archives:1999/04/Front Page]

January 25 1999

President Ali Abdullah Saleh will bestow the Unity Medal on Dr. Helga von Strachwitz, Ambassador of Germany in Yemen. The official awards ceremony will take place before a farewell audience, scheduled early in February, a few days prior to her departure on Feberuary 8, 1999.
The first female ambassador to serve in Yemen, Ms. Strachwitz has done a lot to elevate Yemeni-German relations to an all time high during her more than 4 years of tenure in Sanaa. She was able to pursuade her government to stay the course of friendship with Yemen in spite of 8 cases of kidnapping or German nationals, 2 court cases between German and Yemeni firms, and other ordeals.
She goes back to serve as director of the African Department in the Foreign Office.