Münster (dpa) – The foreign ministers of the G7 countries will meet at the beginning of November in the historic town hall of Münster. This was announced by the German Federal Foreign Office on Wednesday. According to the Foreign Ministry, the second official meeting of G7 foreign ministers this year is scheduled for November 3-4. Germany holds the G7 Presidency this year, which is why the G7 Heads of Government Summit also took place at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria. Ministers are invited by their German counterparts according to the portfolio for which they are responsible – thus foreign ministers are invited by Annalena Baerbock (Greens).
According to the regional newspaper “Westfälische Nachrichten”, Baerbock staff had already been in Münster for a good fortnight to inspect the town hall. Security agencies are also already involved. There will be high security precautions, not least because US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be in attendance. In addition to Germany and the United States, the “Group of 7” also includes Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Japan.