Niels Annen MP is Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office. Prior to this, he served as spokesperson on foreign affairs of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag, where he represented the electoral district Hamburg-Eimsbüttel. He is also a member of the SPD’s executive committee. Annen was first elected to the Bundestag in 2005, and was a member until 2009, before being re-elected in 2013. He was a permanent member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and a substitute member of the Committee on Economics and Energy. Mr. Annen also served as deputy spokesperson of the Parliamentary Left, the largest political grouping within the SPD Parliamentary Group and acted as the chairperson of the SPD’s Commission for International Politics.