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Germany: Ex-Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has leukaemia


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Germany: Ex-Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has leukaemia

Former German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has acute leukaemia.

News of the diagnosis was announced on his Facebook page in a statement which said he is receiving treatment with a view to making a full recovery.

The 52-year-old served in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s previous government in which his liberal Free Democrats were her junior coalition partners.

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