OCT 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Coventry To Mark Unity Anniversary
role as a symbol of reconciliation will be strengthened tomorrow
when the city is represented at a commemoration of the anniversary
of German unity.
event is being held at the German embassy in London to mark the
tenth anniversary of the former East and West joining together.
city will be represented by city council leader Cllr Nick Nolan,
who will be the guest of the governing Mayor of Berlin, Eberhard
Nolan, who led the delegation of world cities commemorating the
50th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden when he was the Lord
Mayor in 1995, said:
can be few more powerful symbols of reconciliation between
people and nations than events ten years ago which reunited
am honoured to represent Coventry and its people today as we
celebrate unity, freedom and democracy.
has strong friendships with Germany, in particular with our twin
cities of Kiel and Dresden.
were friendships forged in the aftermath of conflict but, just
like the German unity were celebrate today they bear testament
to the strength and determination that people bring to a quest
for peace and reconciliation.”