FW: Foreign Pool Report 2

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After his meeting with President Obama, German President Gauck made brief remarks to the German media outside the White House. He said that on Syria, he believes President Obama has a clear picture of what Germany is doing to address the refugee crisis and called Germany an example for Europe.  The discussion included the dangers of political instability within Germany posed by the refugee crisis as well as US efforts on Syrian refugees.

Gauck was accompanied on his US trip by advisors David Gill, secretary of state and head of the office of the German president;  Stephan Steinlein, state secretary of the federal foreign office; and spokeswoman Ferdos Forudastan.

This afternoon, Gauck is to participate in a ceremony at the State Department to mark the arrival of a piece of the Berlin Wall. Per the State Department, "This unique segment of the Wall features the signatures of individuals who played key roles in ending the Cold War and solidifying the transatlantic relationship, including former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, German President Joachim Gauck, former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, former Polish President and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, current German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III."

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Anne K. Walters
Correspondent
German Press Agency, dpa

dpa ●●● English Services GmbH
1112 National Press Building, Washington, DC 20045
Phone: +xxx-xxx-xxxx
Mobile: xxx-xxx-xxxx
E-Mail: xxx@email.com
Web: >www.dpa.de<
Managing Board: Michael Ludewig - Michael Rummler
Headquarters: Hamburg HRB 104597 - Ust.-Ident.- Nr. DE 57/970/43196

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