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Martin Weiss

Head of the Press Department, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Austria

Martin Weiss is head of the Press Department at the Austrian Foreign Ministry in Vienna. He succeeds Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, who has been appointed under-secretary-general for public information at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Martin served as Austrian Ambassador to Cyprus. Before that, from 2004 to 2009, he was Austrian consul general in Los Angeles, USA. Media work is not a new field to Martin - he served as head of the press department at the Austrian Foreign Ministry from 2001 to 2004. Martin studied law in Austria and at the University of Virginia, USA.

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