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| 22 October 2021, Friday |

Austria’s Ambassador to France will be next Foreign Minister

Austria’s Ambassador to France, Michael Linhart, will succeed Alexander Schallenberg as Foreign Minister after Schallenberg has been designated to become Austrian Chancellor, a spokeswoman for Schallenberg said in a statement on Monday.

Linhart, a career diplomat who served as foreign policy adviser to a previous conservative chancellor, Wolfgang Schuessel, will be sworn in at the same ceremony as Schallenberg later on Monday at 1 p.m. (1100 GMT), the statement added.