Federal Minister Sebastian Kurz on the passing of Ludwig Steiner

Vienna, 29 June 2015 - “The death of Ludwig Steiner marks the passing of one of Austria’s finest post war diplomats and politicians”, Federal Minister, Sebastian Kurz commented sadly upon the passing of Ludwig Steiner, who lived to be 94 years old.

Sebastian Kurz honoured ambassador Ludwig Steiners extraordinary achievements for the freedom and independence of Austria as well as South Tyrol’s autonomy: “We will keep his memory as a shining example in the resistance movement to the National Socialists, his contribution to Austria’s freedom and independence as well as his commitment to South Tyrol.”

 During his long career Ambassador Ludwig Steiner was Secretary to the Federal Chancellor, member of the Austrian State Treaty delegation, South Tyrol negotiator, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1961 to 1964 and MP from 1979 to 1990.