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New Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg Took Office

Published: June 17, 2019; 17:42 · (Vindobona)

Austria is and remains a reliable partner in the world and in Europe, stressed the new Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg in his first speech to the Austrian National Council. Since developments at the international level are continuing and important decisions are pending, he said that what is needed most of all now is "a sense of proportion to what is possible, trust, reliability and stability".

Schallenberg: "Austria's voice in the EU and in the world should continue to be heard." / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Mahmoud / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

He is approaching his "extremely demanding work" with great humility and a great sense of responsibility and duty, emphasised Federal Minister Alexander Schallenberg, who is not only responsible for Europe, integration and foreign relations, but also for art, culture and the media.

Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen had quite rightly underlined in his inauguration that…

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