Liechtenstein is one of the smallest, but richest nations in the world. It’s an alpine country nestled between Switzerland and Austria and a winter destination for skiers. Claudia Fritsche has been the Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the U.S. since 2002, when the European country first opened its embassy in Washington, DC. With a population of only about 37,000, she describes her country as similar to a small town.
Ambassador Fritsche has been traveling across South Dakota over the this past week. She spoke to the South Dakota World Affairs Council in Brookings before returning to Washington. She joined Dakota Midday and discussed her country and career in foreign service.