On the 20th anniversary of the signing of the German-Polish Treaty on Good-Neighbourliness Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued today in Berlin the following statement:
With the signing of the Good-Neighbourliness Treaty twenty years ago today we Germans and Poles put our relations onto a new and absolutely sound footing. Since then Germany and Poland have grown together at all levels. The neighbourly ties we Germans and Poles enjoy today are closer than they have ever been in the past.
The fact that both the French and Polish Presidents are today our guests in Berlin is a symbol of the new Europe in which East and West, North and South come together as equal partners. Europe is complete only when the barriers of the past stop being barriers in our heads as well. To make European unity a reality in hearts and minds: that is one of my foremost policy aims for Europe.