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Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs since 17 December 2013.

Curriculum vitae

5 January 1956
Born in Detmold, Lippe District

1966 ‑ 1974
Grammar school in Blomberg

1974 ‑ 1976
Military service

1976 ‑ 1982
Read law and from 1980 political science at the Justus‑Liebig‑Universität in Giessen

1982
First state law examination

1983 ‑ 1986
Legal training in Frankfurt am Main and Giessen

1986
Second state law examination

1986 ‑ 1991
Academic assistant, Chair of Public Law and Political Science, Department of Law, Giessen University

1991
Desk officer for media law and policy, State Chancellery of Land Lower Saxony

1993 ‑ 1994
Head of the Office of the Minister-President of Land Lower Saxony

1994 ‑ 1996
Head of the State Chancellery department responsible for policy guidelines and interministerial coordination and planning

1996 ‑ 1998
State Secretary and Head of the State Chancellery of Land Lower Saxony

1998 ‑ 1999
State Secretary in the Federal Chancellery and Commissioner for the Federal Intelligence Services

1999 ‑ 2005
Head of the Federal Chancellery

November 2005 - October 2009
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

November 2007 - October 2009
Deputy Chancellor

2009 ‑ 2013
Chair of the SPD parliamentary group

Since December 2013
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs


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