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Frank-Walter Steinmeier

German Foreign Minister

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs since December 17, 2013. <br> <br> January 5, 1956 <br> Born in Detmold, Lippe District <br> <br> 1966 ‑ 1974 <br> Grammar school in Blomberg <br> <br> 1974 ‑ 1976 <br> Military service <br> <br> 1976 ‑ 1982 <br> Read law and from 1980 political science at the Justus‑Liebig‑Universität in Giessen <br> <br> 1982 <br> First state law examination <br> <br> 1983 ‑ 1986 <br> Legal training in Frankfurt am Main and Giessen <br> <br> 1986 <br> Second state law examination <br> <br> 1986 ‑ 1991 <br> Academic assistant, Chair of Public Law and Political Science, Department of Law, Giessen University <br> <br> 1991 <br> Desk officer for media law and policy, State Chancellery of Land Lower Saxony <br> <br> 1993 ‑ 1994 <br> Head of the Office of the Minister-President of Land Lower Saxony <br> <br> 1994 ‑ 1996 <br> Head of the State Chancellery department responsible for policy guidelines and interministerial coordination and planning <br> <br> 1996 ‑ 1998 <br> State Secretary and Head of the State Chancellery of Land Lower Saxony <br> <br> 1998 ‑ 1999 <br> State Secretary in the Federal Chancellery and Commissioner for the Federal Intelligence Services <br> <br> 1999 ‑ 2005 <br> Head of the Federal Chancellery <br> <br> November 2005 - October 2009 <br> Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs <br> <br> November 2007 - October 2009 <br> Deputy Chancellor <br> <br> 2009 ‑ 2013 <br> Chair of the SPD parliamentary group <br> <br> Since December 2013 <br> Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs