U.S. Embassy Statement on Day of German Unity

On this date 29 years ago, the skeptics of a united Germany were proven wrong as democracy triumphed over dictatorship and communism. Today, unified Germany is Europe’s largest economy, a technological leader, and an enduring bastion of free-market capitalism.

Our private sector companies compete and cooperate intensively, and our governments partner on everything from counter-terrorism to support for democracy and combatting anti-Semitism.

While we address challenges honestly and directly, we remember the deep friendship that exists between our two countries.  The links between our nations’ prosperity and security are a direct result of the partnership we share with Germany to make progress toward our common goals of a more stable, peaceful, and prosperous world. We look forward to closer cooperation as we address emerging risks, hybrid and cyber threats, and the growing challenge of energy security.

As President Reagan said in his historic speech at the Brandenburg Gate, “the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.” On this special occasion, we join you in celebrating the unity of our friends the German people, and reaffirm our commitment to the alliance between us.