Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on the proposals of US President Obama on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation made in his speech today at the Brandenburg Gate:
“President Obama’s proposals on nuclear disarmament are a bold step forward which Germany supports in its foreign policy.
The world will become a safer and better place if we together manage to realize his plans for nuclear disarmament. Fewer nuclear weapons and effective global rules on nuclear non-proliferation are decisive steps towards Global Zero – a world without nuclear weapons.
Now we need to work together to use the momentum. This is especially true of dialogue with Moscow.
A reduction also in tactical nuclear weapons in Europe is particularly important to us.
The German government will do its utmost to support President Obama’s plans.”