U.S.-German Partnership: Strengthening Global Security and Fostering Prosperity

September 30, 2010

About the Authors: Kara Aylward serves as Germany Desk Officer and Ron Hawkins serves as Public Diplomacy Desk Officer in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of German Unification, German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle joined Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a lunch followed by a press event. The Secretary congratulated the German people on this occasion and on their tremendous success since unification, an example to all nations that overcoming divisions peacefully is possible.

The Secretary underscored that the United States and Germany are close allies partnering together in many areas of common interest, including Afghanistan, the Middle East, promoting human rights and development, and advancing global security and prosperity. The Foreign Minister reinforced the message of U.S.-German collaboration and expressed his appreciation to the American people for the strong role the United States played in realizing German unity 20 years ago.

You can read the transcript of Secretary Clinton's remarks with German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Westerwelle here.



New Mexico, USA
September 30, 2010

Eric in New Mexico writes:


Foreign Minister Westerwelle,

Some say the Soviets lost the cold war, and honestly if humanity won that war, the Russian people can celebrate the fall of the wall as well, as we in the US do...; as that final "surrender ceremony" of the cold war.(who needs to sign these things on battleships anyway?)

What are friends for?

It's always nice to be appreciated and in thanking my fellow citizens as you have, I guess I speak for many in saying, "Anytime dude." (grin) You're very welcome.

Party on...,


October 30, 2010

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