Frank-Walter Steinmeier replaced as German foreign minister

Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 13:00

German President Gauck has relieved Frank-Walter Steinmeier from the post of Foreign Minister, and Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has become the new Foreign Minister.

“In the name of the Federal Republic of Germany, I relieve Frank-Walter Steinmeier from his post of Foreign Minister,” Joachim Gauck said.