Steinmeier left the post of foreign Minister of Germany

German President Joachim gauck has appointed former economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, and previously headed the Ministry of foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier dismissed, as he nominated a candidate for President of the country. This was reported on the website of the President.

The Ministry of economy instead Gabriel will be headed by former justice Minister Brigitte zypris that gauck on Friday, January 27, freed from the powers.

Gauck during the ceremony, resignations and appointments praised the achievements Steinmeier and Gabriel on their previous posts. “The name’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier will always be linked to German foreign policy,” the President said to Steinmeier, wishing him “success and God’s blessing.”

“You vozglavlyaet foreign Ministry in difficult times. The stakes are high,” — said the President of Germany in reference to Gabriel.

According to sources Handelsblatt, the new foreign Minister next week will visit the United States, where he will meet with Vice-President Mike Pence and a possible Secretary Rex Tillerson. The second country, where the fly, Sigmar Gabriel, will be France.

In November 2016 Steinmeier was nominated for the presidency of Germany from the ruling coalition of the “Christian democratic Union” “Christian social Union” (CDU/CSU) and Social democratic party of Germany (SPD), previously led by the ex-Minister.

Steinmeier was headed by the German foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor from 2005 to 2009, during the first term of Merkel. On a diplomatic mission, he returned in 2013