difference between an Ambassador Extraordinary and an Ambassador?
October 28, 2013 3:48 AM Subscribe
I noticed that sometimes instead of an ambassador embassies have what they call an 'Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.' (I came across this in german: 'Außerordentlicher und Bevollmächtigter Botschafter' — I hope I didn't mangle the english translation.)
posted by krautland to law & government (2 answers total)
my impression is that this is not a full ambassador but merely a high-ranking member of the diplomatic corps. or am I getting this wrong? I'm terribly confused by the legalese I've read in the german wikipedia and in other places. Could you please explain the differences to me?