Visegrad Four monument unveiled in Berlin
A monument commemorating the Visegrad Four (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland) countries’ contribution to the reunification of Germany was unveiled in Berlin on Thursday.
Erected at the central Berlin Wall memorial and near the longest remaining section of the Wall, a fortified border that had divided East and West Berlin during the cold war, Hans Joachim Albrecht’s work bears the title “Crouching figure straightening”.
The celebration was attended by former German parliamentary speaker Rita Süssmuth and Hungarian deputy parliamentary speaker Gergely Gulyas among other high-ranking German and Hungarian diplomats. Gulyas said in his speech that “despite our differences”, Germany is certain to remain the V4 group’s most important partner within the EU. With the UK leaving the bloc, Germany is to acquire a “leading role”, he said.