US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) after unveiling a statue of former US President Ronald Reagan at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany, on November 8, 2019.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) after unveiling a statue of former US President Ronald Reagan at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany, on November 8, 2019.
Photo by Gregor Fischer / dpa / AFP

Berlin: A bronze statue of late US President Ronald Reagan was unveiled in Germany's capital city on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The statue located in the US Embassy, overlooks the landmark Brandenburg Gate and the site where Reagan gave his famous 1987 speech urging the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to support peace and "tear down this Wall", reports Deutsche Welle, the German state-owned public international broadcaster.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled the 7-foot statue on Friday and hailed it as a "monumental moment". Pompeo praised Reagan, saying he "courageously denounced the greatest threat to that freedom, the Soviet empire, the evil empire".

In a press conference earlier in the day with Pompeo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the US for its support in reunification.

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