Commemoration in foreign affairs

In his address to the organizers and participants of the conference “European Commemoration” Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier emphasized the importance of cross-border commemoration for international politics.
Especially in times of crisis the exchange of (differing) ideas and experiences related to commemoration may create spaces for encounter and understanding. Thus, the past does not only cast a shadow over the present but also shed light on it.

Here you will find the speech manuscript.

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