Federal Minister Westerwelle marks 50 years since building of Berlin Wall

13.08.2011 - Press release

Speaking in Berlin today (13 August), Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement to mark the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall:

“The Wall that was built through Berlin 50 years ago remains a warning to all of us never to give in to totalitarian ideologies, be they on the left or right wing. I am deeply grateful and extremely glad that, half a century later and more than 20 years after that Wall came down again, the reunited Germany is a respected member of the international community.”

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