Kathmandu: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kathmandu celebrated the German Unity Day and 65th years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Germany on Friday.
The event was attended by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Thomas Prinz, his spouse Anuza Prinz, and 400 distinguished guests.
According to the press statement issued by the Embassy, Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, Chairman of the National Assembly, was invited as the chief guest for the event.
Among the guests were officials from various ministries of the Government of Nepal, leaders of political parties, heads of Kathmandu-based diplomatic missions, civil society members, human rights advocates, businesspersons, media persons and people from various walks of life.
34 years ago in 1989, the so-called “Berlin Wall” came down – the wall which had been dividing the Eastern and Western part of Germany since 1963.
The “Berliner Mauer” was designed to physically prevent disaffected East Germans from fleeing to the West.
The Peaceful Revolution of 1989 led to the opening of the border on November 9, 1989, which for the first time after 28 years allowed Germans to freely move in the whole of the country.
It led to a new form of encounters between the East and the West, and it re-united the whole of Europe.