Steinmeier has resigned from the post of foreign Minister of Germany

The German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has resigned. The new Minister of foreign Affairs became the Vice-Chancellor , Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Ministry of economy and energy.

Steinmeier, head of the German foreign Ministry for seven years, left the post of Minister due to the fact that he intends to participate in presidential elections.

In an interview with Suddeutsche Zeitung, published on the eve of retirement, Steinmeier said in particular that the presidential campaign in the United States «led him in horror.» According to Steinmeier, he hoped that «Donald trump will change after he became President».

Sigmar Gabriel earlier stated several times that he supports the lifting of sanctions against Russia, stressing that the prerequisite for this is peace process in Ukraine, including the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

The EU and the US imposed sanctions against Russia in the spring of 2014 because of the Ukrainian crisis and the occupation of Crimea by Russia. The sanctions had been tightened..On 28 Jan scheduled telephone calls trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. And on January 30, Germany will visit the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

Steinmeier has resigned from the post of foreign Minister of Germany 27.01.2017

Январь 27th, 2017 by
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