Age of Sep­a­ra­tion Went Out with the Berlin Wall

Diplomat East Africa - - Global Stage -

It’s now time to en­hance free­dom, the Ger­man Am­bas­sador to Kenya H.E AN­DREAS PESCHKE

Twenty-five years ago, on Novem­ber 9, 1989, the Wall of Berlin came down. It had sep­a­rated East and West Ger­many for almost three decades.

It was the fron­tier of the Cold War in Europe. It split the con­ti­nent into two.

Beyond it, the com­mu­nist rulers of East Ger­many had de­nied ba­sic demo­cratic rights to their peo­ple for years.

That day, Novem­ber 9 , 1989, was one of the best days in Ger­man his­tory. It was the first step to­wards the re­uni­fi­ca­tion of our coun­try in free­dom.

It was also a great day in Euro­pean his­tory be­cause it also paved the way for Euro­pean re­uni­fi­ca­tion.

In 1989, the Euro­pean Union had 12 mem­ber states. Now it has 28, and close ties with the other coun­tries in Europe as well.

Even just a few months be­fore

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