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Speech by Austrian Foreign Minister Kurz at the UN General Assembly

Published: October 17, 2014; 18:00 · (Vindobona)

Following is the recent speech by Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on the occasion of the 69th UN General Assembly. Vindobona believes that this is a brilliant speech, which shows how a neutral country like Austria can make a constructive contribution to the solution of pressing international challenges.

Kurz: "So while I cannot speak from many years of experience, what I can offer is the perspective of a young generation." / Picture: © Flickr / Austrian Foreign Ministry

Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is with great respect that I stand at this podium for the first time as Austrian Foreign Minister.

Many eminent world leaders stood here before me and laid out their visions on international challenges and crises.

As you can tell - probably even from the last row - I look a bit younger than most of the…

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