It was an extraordinary visit: On November 7, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Mödlareuth, Bavaria – the village is celebrating reunification.
- The fall of the Berlin Wall marks the 30th anniversary of 2019.
- Mödlareuth (48 inhabitants) is located on the Bavarian-Thuringian border.
- The village was divided until reunification.
Update from November 9th, 5:17 pm: On Thursday (November 7), US Secretary of State visited Mike Pompeo Mödlareuth. The small village on the Bavarian-Thuringian border was until the fall of the wall divided. Today there were celebrations in the village of 48 inhabitants on the occasion of reunification.
"No one at that time could say whether the calls for freedom were not stifled by force of arms like the student protests in Tiananmen Square in Beijing," said Bavaria's interior minister Joachim Hermann in his speech. Thereafter, a parade of historic GDR vehicles broke through Trabant, Wartburgs and Barkas symbolically constructed of polystyrene Wall,
US Secretary of State in Germany: Mike Pompeo meets with top politicians
Update from November 9, 10:40 am: During his visit to Germany, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with numerous top German politicians. These included Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz (SPD), Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).
After a moment of shock for Trump's foreign minister – Pompeo visits the scene of the attack
Update from 8th November, 10.27 clock: Mike Pompeo is visiting Germany. The US Secretary of State visited the small village on Thursday (7 November) Mödlareuth in Bavaria. On the way there Pompeo experienced a moment of horror (see update below).
For the Trump confidant it went on then Hall, There he visited next to the doner kebab, where a 20-year-old was killed by an assassin, also the synagogueinto which the culprit wanted to penetrate. Pompeo wrote on Twitter that he wanted to show solidarity with the Jewish community through the visit. He also wanted to get the victims of the attack mourn and affirm: "We must resolutely fight anti-Semitism wherever he shows his ugly face" and put together the hashtag #Halle.
I visited the Hall of Synagogue today to show solidarity with the Jewish community and to the victims of the recent attacks here. We must resolutely fight anti-semitism wherever it rears its ugly head. #Hallezusammen pic.twitter.com/DEVHYsaLeC
– Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 7, 2019
Germany visit by Mike Pompeo: US Secretary of State arrived in Halle
Update from November 7, 19:43: Meanwhile, the state visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is apparently back to plan: Donald Trump's "Secretary of State" and Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) arrived in Halle on Thursday evening.
First, they drove to the doner kebab, where four weeks ago an assassin had shot a 20-year-old. There they put down a wreath. Afterwards, both foreign ministers wanted to visit the synagogue in Halle and talk to representatives of the Jewish community.
Trumps Foreign Minister: Schrecksekunde – car accident on the way to Bavarian village
Update from November 7th, 1:56 pm: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Mödlareuth on Thursday. On the way there, an accident occurred in the approximately 40 vehicles of Pompeo. As accompanying US reporters reported, it remained at a sheet metal damage and the vehicles could continue.
Thus, the US Secretary of State arrived on Thursday afternoon, undamaged in Leipzig. In the historic Old Town Hall of the city, he retired to talks with the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD). Then Pompeo wanted to visit the Nikolaikirche as an important place of peaceful revolution in the GDR. In addition, a discussion round with GDR civil rights activists stood in the Zeitgeschichtlichen forum. In the early evening Pompeo wanted to travel to Halle.
Mike Pompeo visits Mödlareuth: meeting with Heiko Maas
Update from November 7, 1:21 pm: At the moment, Mike Pompeo is visiting Mödlareuth. Nike Ching, Correspondent of Voice of America, the official foreign broadcaster of the United States, reports on the visit of the US Secretary of State. According Pompeo visited together with the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and the US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, remnants of the wall in the small village.
At Mödlareuth, U.S. Secretary of State @SecPompeo
toured remnant of the wall with German Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas and U.S. Ambassador to Germany @RichardGrenell Photo by @TracyKWilkinson,@VOANews pic.twitter.com/wrqF5z5ZYx
– VOA Nike Ching 张蓉湘 (@rongxiang) November 7, 2019
US Secretary of State visits Germany: Mike Pompeo has arrived in Mödlareuth
Update from November 7th, 12.33 pm: Mike Pompeo has arrived in Mödlareuth. The US Secretary of State visits the 48-inhabitant village as part of his two-day visit to Germany. There he meets Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and later travels with him to Leipzig.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Germany: visit to Grafenwoehr
Update from November 7, 10:46 am: US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo has started his two-day visit to Germany with a visit from US soldiers in the Bavarian town of Grafenwoehr. He spoke in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck also with military personnel.
In Grafenwoehr was, among other things, the participation in a live exercise on the plan. For Pompeo we continue to Mödlareuth. Through the small village once ran the inner German border, partly this was secured with a wall. Therefore, the 48-inhabitant place was given the nickname "Little Berlin".
Mike Pompeo on a visit to Germany: US Secretary of State visits Mödlareuth
Update from November 7, 9:33 am: On Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit the small town Mödlareuth in Bavaria. As mdr.de reports, there are since the morning person checks. In addition, access roads are already blocked. Affected are, inter alia, the streets of Juchhöh and Gerbersreuth. This was confirmed by the state police inspection in Saalfeld MDR Thuringia.
Pompeo will also travel to Leipzig. There, the US Secretary of State meets civil rights activists of the former GDR in the Nikolai Church. In addition, Pompeo visits loudly mdr.de also the synagogue in Halle, in which the assassin wanted to invade on 9 October. On Wednesday evening Pompeo landed at the airport in Nuremberg. The US Embassy Berlin tweeted: "Welcome to Germany".
Visit to Mödlareuth: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Nuremberg
Update of November 6, 9:20 pm: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has landed at the airport in Nuremberg. This was reported by the US embassy in Berlin. Before leaving on his two-day state visit 48-inhabitant village Mödlareuth and the City hall visited, it is for him first to US troops to Grafenwoehr and Vilseck in the Upper Palatinate. Also meetings with several German politicians are planned. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will meet Pompeo in Mödlareuth. Talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz are on Friday in Berlin on the agenda.
US Secretary of State arrives in special village – also scheduled visit to Halle
Update from November 6, 18:32: In addition to the visit to the 48-inhabitant village Mödlareuth stand forMike Pompeo at his Germany visit even more dates. Among other things, it is also for the US Secretary of State Hall, as mdr.de reported. There he wants to set according to Foreign Office with his German counterpart Heiko Maas a sign against racism and anti-Semitism, as mdr.de continues to report.
On October 9, a right-wing extremist in Halle tried to enter a synagogue. When the attempt failed, the man killed two uninvolved passers-by.
Möldareuth: State visit by US Secretary of State in 48-inhabitant place
Update from November 6th, 2:42 pm: On Wednesday evening, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be at the Albrecht Dürer Airport land in Nuremberg. That reports nordbayern.de, As airport spokesman Christian Albrecht announced lands Mike Pompeo between 19 and 20 o'clock in Nuremberg.
On Thursday the visit to Mödlareuth is on the program. In addition to the 48-inhabitant village are also scheduled appointments in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Leipzig. That shared that US State Department With. In the 1980s, the US Secretary of State himself was stationed as a tank commander at the inner-German border, like nordbayern.de reported.
Mödlareuth gets high visit: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives
First notification from November 5th: Mödlareuth – High visit to the 48-inhabitant village on the Thuringian-Bavarian border. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected on Thursday in the Upper Franconian Mödlareuth in Bavaria. That informed the district office yard.
Mödlareuth was divided until reunification after the fall of the wall. Today there is a German-German museum there.
Mödlareuth / Bavaria: Trump confidant Mike Pompeo comes in a very special 48-inhabitant village
Pompeo wants to visit several places during his visit to Germany, the symbols of the division or the reunion are. Pompeo will be traveling to Germany from 6 to 8 November to hold political talks and attend events marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, the US State Department said.
In Berlin, the Memorial week on the 4th of November, 200 events are planned to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Trump Minister Pompeo arrives in Mödlareuth: Heiko Maas receives US Secretary of State
Pompeo is expected on Thursday from 12 clock in Mödlareuth in Bavaria and there by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and the Hofer district administrator and association chairman of the German-German Museum Mödlareuth, Dr. med. Oliver Bear, welcomed.
Subsequently, the US Secretary of State will visit the museum and register in the Golden Books of the municipality Töpen and the city Gefell, as the Hofer district office continues to write.
Mödlareuth: Hofer district administrator is pleased about attention by Pompeo visit
"Mödlareuth is an outstanding symbol of the Cold War, but above all the reunification of our country and a free Europe. That is why I am pleased about the attention that Mödlareuth will receive through the visit of US Secretary of State Pompeo. This not only shows the national but also international significance of our formerly divided village. " Oliver Bear.
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