Austria

Austria Appoints Youngest Ever Foreign Minister

At age of 27, was already youngest ever Secretary of State

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At the age of 27, rising star of Austrian politics Sebastian Kurz has been appointed foreign minister, making him the youngest person to hold the position in his country's history.

Kurz, already Austria's youngest Secretary of State, will officially take office on Monday, when the new People's Party-Social Democrat coalition government is sworn in.

Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger of the People's Party nominated Kurz.

The position of Foreign Minister has now been expanded to include integration issues as well as the usual European and International affairs.