Laudation (extract) by Walter Scheel

Laudation (extract)

Speaker Walter Scheel on the laureate:

‘Henry Kissinger has also sharpened our consciousness of European integration. He has given impulses for a process of reflecting and reassessing European components in the power games of world politics. […] I think back with great satisfaction that the American participation in the highly complicated and laborious Berlin negotiations was executed with complete and precise adjustment to the federal government of Germany. In postwar history there has never been more accurate proof that coordinated western policy of détente is possible and that the Soviet Union can be moved to make substantial concessions.’

Photo Henry A. Kissinger

Henry A. Kissinger