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The day when Germany became one (German Unity Day)


Twenty nine years ago, on October 3, East and West Germany at last became one. Their reunification was a stunning miracle and came about as a result of determination to overcome the Cold War and conflict. Berlin officially designated October 3 as German Unity Day to celebrate this epochal event indefinitely into the future.

Unification Minister Kim Yeon Chul, in his speech at a reception celebrating German Unity Day, looked back on the path Germany had walked to reunification and said, “The East and West Germans were able to build greater understanding and trust of each other through exchange and cooperation in various fields before reunification.” He also emphasized, “I hope that Germany and Korea, as trusting partners, move forward together to achieve peace, a universal value of humanity.”

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