| Geert-Hinrich Ahrens |
(diplomat, deep state operative)
|Born||July 29, 1934|
|Alma mater||University of Bonn|
|Interests|| • KLA|
• Orange Revolution
Geert-Hinrich Ahrens is a former German lawyer and diplomat who was German ambassador to Vietnam from 1984 to 1986 and to Colombia from 1996 to 1999.
"Ahrens was German Ambassador to Colombia in the late 1990s, when German secret agent Werner Mauss was arrested for working closely with the narco-terrorist ELN, whose bombings are financed by the cocaine trade. Ahrens was also on the scene in Albania and Macedonia, when the narcotics smuggling Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) was created with US and German patronage."
Ahrens, son of a geologist, after graduating from high school in Düsseldorf in 1954, began studying law at the University of Bonn and passed the first state examination in 1958 and, after his legal clerkship, the second state examination in 1963. In 1964 he received his doctorate there. He did a comparative study of German, Swiss, Yugoslav, French, Italian and Spanish law before he was a fellow at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs for a period.
After working for a year as a lawyer in Düsseldorf, he joined the foreign service in 1965 and was initially employed from 1965 to 1966 as an attaché at the Consulate General in São Paulo, Brazil. After working at the headquarters of the Federal Foreign Office in Bonn, he was consul in Hong Kong between 1968 and 1972 and then first secretary at the embassy in Yugoslavia. After being Counselor at the Embassy in the People's Republic of China from 1975 to 1979, he returned to the headquarters of the Federal Foreign Office in Bonn.
In 1984 he was appointed Ambassador to Vietnam as Claus Vollers' successor and held this office until he was replaced by Joachim Broudré-Gröger in 1986. He was then employed as a first-class lecturer in the Foreign Office and then from 1992 to 1996 as chairman of a Working group at the conference on the former Yugoslavia in Geneva.
After a brief stint as the representative for Asia policy at the Federal Foreign Office, he succeeded Franz von Mentzingen as ambassador to Colombia in 1996 and held this position until he retired and was replaced by Peter von Jagow in 1999. For a time, Ahrens was also head of the representation of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Albania.
In 2005 he was employed as an observer at the presidential elections in Ukraine - a CIA colour revolution - on behalf of the OSCE and the Center for European Integration Research at the University of Bonn and wrote a report on the subject.