- CNTV English - CCTV News

Germany celebrates 20 years of reunification

10-04-2010 14:16 BJT

Thousands of Germans have attended an official ceremony to celebrate the country's 20th anniversary of re-unification in the northwest city of Bremen.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Christian Wulff, European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso and NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen,were also in attendence.

President Christian Wulff, highlighted the achievements of the past 20 years and paid tribute to East Germans, for their courage and efforts, to shoulder the vast majority of change. Wulff also said, integration of society, is a priority, in his term and that he hoped Muslims and other immigrants, would better adapt better in the rapidly changing world.

Wulff said there are still structural differences and major gaps between the country's East and West. The East has lagged, far behind in both productivity and consumption.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program