Brigitte Zypries handing over the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to Peter Altmaier.

Brigitte Zypries handing over the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to Peter Altmaier.

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On 15 March 2018, Peter Altmaier succeeded Brigitte Zypries as Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. Having been formally appointed by President Steinmeier and sworn in at the German Bundestag the day before, Mr Altmaier took over his official duties from Ms Zypries in a ceremony held at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Also present were the newly appointed Parliamentary State Secretaries Christian Hirte, Oliver Wittke and Thomas Bareiß.