10/5/11 (AEIN) Events were held in various countries to celebrate the twenty-first anniversary of Germany's reunification on October 3rd. The holiday signifies the reintegration of West and East Germany in 1990, following the Berlin Wall's removal.
The German Embassy in Addis Ababa held a celebration on the third to mark German Unification Day, the Ethiopian News Agency reported on Tuesday. The German Ambassador commented on the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the friendly relations between Ethiopia and Germany.
Azerbaijan also held a German Unification Day event, according to the Trend News Agency. The country's Transport Minister and the German ambassador were present at the celebration. The two officials spoke about the extensive Germany-Azerbaijan trade and other cooperation.
Radio PMR reported on Tuesday that the leader of Transnistria (Pridnestrovie or PMR) sent a message of congratulations to German officials. He remarked that Germany's experience could help the PMR and Moldova resolve their long-standing differences.
After reunification occurred, the German legislature voted in 1991 to move the capitol from Bonn to Berlin, according to the Information Please almanac. The east faced considerable economic difficulty, as its economy was not designed to function under capitalism.