State of North Rhine-Westphalia
State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia
Minister for Federal and European Affairs, International Relations, Media,
and Head of the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia
Horionplatz 1
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211-837-01

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