New Parliamentary State Secretaries to lead the German BMZ with Development Minister Müller
Since Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Germany is governed by a renewed ‘Grand Coalition’ of the conservative CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD). The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) will continue to be headed by Minister Gerd Müller. Parliamentary State Secretary Friedrich Kitschelt will stay in the BMZ. His former colleagues Parliamentary State Secretaries Thomas Silberhorn and Hans-Joachim Fuchtel will be replaced by Maria Flachsbarth and Nobert Barthle. Both are new to the Ministry and have previously served in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, respectively. Günther Nooke remains Chancellor Merkel’s Personal Representative for Africa in the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.