Meet Her Excellency Austria's New Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl

More+Videos ♦ Published: February 20, 2018; 19:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

Karin Kneissl (53) was recently appointed Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. At present, she is busy touring Europe and introducing herself to her counterparts, or inviting them to the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs in Vienna.

Image: Foreign Minister Kneissl amazes with excellent Arabic / Picture: © Photo by "Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres" is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The former staff of the Austrian Foreign Service (Middle East Desk, Cabinet of the Minister, Office of the Legal Advisor, posted in Paris and Madrid) was born on 18 January 1965 in Vienna and spent parts of her childhood in Amman.

Her father worked there as a pilot of King Hussein of Jordan and later, according to media reports, was also involved in the development and…