G7 agriculture ministers change venue in Stuttgart for security reasons

BFor security reasons, the German Minister of Agriculture, Cem Özdemir (Greens), and his counterparts from the G7 group of leading industrialized countries continued their meeting at a different venue in Stuttgart than Hohenheim Castle. There were fears that the event could be disrupted at the original venue, said a police spokeswoman for the German Press Agency on Saturday on request.

Among other things, an announced tractor rally 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.

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.

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