Commentary | August 24, 2015

Hans-Dietrich Genscher Discusses Future of East-West Cooperation

In an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung, EWI Chairman Emeritus Hans-Dietrich Genscher explains the importance of rebuilding ties between Russia and the West.

Genscher notes that "We live in a globalized world and need the strength of all [countries] to solve the problems around us." Genscher suggests that Russia's activities in Crimea and Ukraine must be addressed, and that "If one wants to influence the other side, one has to talk to it. And, namely, without preconditions." 

For coverage of the interview published by Sputnik International, click here.

For details on the interview published by Süddeutsche Zeitung (German Edition), click here.