Art gallery East Side (East Side Galery) on the East side of the Berlin wall.Photo: Ekaterina Chesnokova / RIA Novosti
The policy of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev became one of the factors that led to the unification of Germany. This is stated in the article Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas, published on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.
As writes the Meuse, November 9, the Germans not only mark the anniversary of the fall of the wall, but also celebrate the courage with which the people of Central and Eastern Europe have achieved freedom and democracy. According to the head of the foreign Ministry, the Germans know, who owe their good fortune: not only hundreds of thousands of residents of Eastern Germany, but also the movements against the “iron curtain” in other countries.
“And we owe it not only to our friends and allies in the West, but also the policy of glasnost and perestroika of Gorbachev that paved the way for the reunification”, says Maas.
According to the Minister of foreign Affairs, today Europeans should work together to formulate and implement policy in relation to Russia and China, as well as to make greater efforts to resolve the situation in the Donbass, Syria and Libya. According to Maas, the appeals of Warsaw, Berlin or Paris separately not heard in Moscow, Beijing “and, unfortunately, increasingly in Washington.” Crucial voice of Europe.
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