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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski Praises Rconciliation between Germany and Poland since Outbreak of WWII

September 11th, 2014

News from Berlin – Wednesday, September 10th, 2014, Polish President, Bronislaw Komorowski, spoke to the German parliament marking the memorial of the outbreak of the Second World War.

The Second World War broke out September 1st, 1939. Since then both Germany and Poland have worked on diplomatic ties to improve their relationship since the conflict. President Komorowski said that both countries should be proud of their reconciliation since the conflict. In particular, he gave praise to the new generation of Germans and Poles learning and working together for 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Further, Komorowski underlined the lessons to be drawn from the past in the face of current conflicts. Additionally, German President, Joachim Gauck, underlined the importance of the respect, independence and self-determination of other nations; this helps to sustain everlasting peace.

Prior to Komorowski’s address, the speaker of the German parliament, Norber Lammert, described the conflict as the most devastating war in history. Lammert also said that German–Polish reconciliation was remarkable considering Poland’s hardships during the conflict. Further, one must praise it as a miracle that Poland and Germany aren’t just neighbours who trust each other, but rather friends who like each other, Lammert said.

In regards to the reconciliation between Germany and Poland, both governments are hoping to strengthen their political and economic ties to ensure ever long lasting peace and cooperation, by encouraging reconciliation between two countries that were once at war.

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