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Press Release
September 26, 2005

German Reunification Day 15th Anniversary Celebration

WHAT:
The National Archives will celebrate the 15th Anniversary of German Reunification with a special event highlighting the importance of U.S.-German relations. An exhibit documenting American solidarity with the German people following the construction of the Berlin Wall will be on display. This invitation-only event is open to the working press.

WHO:
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Nicholas Burns, German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, and Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein will give remarks.

WHEN:
Monday, October 3, 2005, 10:15 a.m.

WHERE:
The Archivist's Reception Room
The National Archives Building
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Background:
This program is part of the new National Archives "Distinguished Foreign Visitors Program" created to draw foreign dignitaries to the National Archives as part of their official visits to Washington, DC.

Aside from the Charters of Freedom, the National Archives holds in trust for the American people all of the official diplomatic correspondence and the ratified treaties with foreign countries, ranging from 1778 through 1992. Covering more than 200 years, these records chronicle the relationship and friendship that the United States has had with foreign nations. The treaties and other international agreements affirm friendship, commerce, navigation rights, boundaries, and peace. Among the records are also ceremonial letters, proclamations of royal births and deaths and official gifts to Presidents.

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For further information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs Office at 202-501-5526.

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