G7 agriculture ministers change venue for security reasons
Created: 05/14/2022, 12:26 p.m
Cem Özdemir (l), Federal Minister of Agriculture and Mykola Solskyj (r), Minister of Agriculture of Ukraine.
© Bernd Weißbrod/dpa
Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir (Greens) and his counterparts from the G7 group of industrialized countries continued their meeting at a different location in Stuttgart for security reasons.
There were fears that the course of the event at Hohenheim Castle could be disrupted, said a police spokeswoman for the German Press Agency on Saturday on request.
Stuttgart - Among other things, an announced tractor demonstration in the immediate vicinity of Hohenheim Castle in the south of the state capital played a role.
The spokeswoman said that farmers with around two dozen tractors had gathered in Hohenheim in the morning.
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Özdemir and the G7 counterparts began their meeting on Friday at Hohenheim Castle, which houses parts of the University of Hohenheim.
The extensive palace complex is located in a publicly accessible university and park complex.
Where the heads of department met on Saturday initially remained open.