Achim Comforter

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Achim Tröster (born January 31, 1959 in Dortmund ) is a German diplomat who has been the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Benin since 2017 .


Tröster joined the German Armed Forces as a temporary soldier in 1977 after obtaining the general university entrance qualification at a grammar school in Dortmund and then began studying history and the French language at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in 1979 , which he completed in 1987 with the Completed first state examination for teaching posts for secondary levels I and II. Between 1987 and 1990 he was a research assistant at the Association for the Study of Modern History and then began his preparatory service for the higher foreign service in 1990 . After graduating, he worked at the Foreign Office in Bonn between 1992 and 1993 and then permanent representative of the Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1993 to 1995 , before working at the Embassy in Spain between 1995 and 1998 .

After Tröster was an advisor in the Foreign Office from 1998 to 2001, he acted as permanent representative of the Ambassador in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 2001 and 2004 and as deputy head of the Foreign Office from 2004 to 2007 . From 2007 to 2009 he was Head of Protocol in the State Chancellery of Rhineland-Palatinate and from 2009 to 2011 he was a member of the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva . After his return, he worked again at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin between 2011 and 2014 , including from 2011 to 2013 as special coordinator of the donor support group for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), before becoming permanent representative from 2014 to 2017 of the ambassador to Romania .

In 2017 Tröster replaced Walter von den Driesch as ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Benin .

Achim Tröster is married and has one child.

Web links

  • Curriculum vitae on the homepage of the embassy in Cotonou (accessed on 6 July 2018)