Germany honors Kissinger with university chairMay 26, 2013 @ 8:38 am
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's government says it will fund a Henry Kissinger chair for international relations at a university to honor the former U.S. Secretary of State.
German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in a statement Sunday the chair shall ensure that Kissinger's "extraordinary achievements in the fields of diplomacy, strategy and the trans-Atlantic and international relations" will continue to inspire the political debate.
Kissinger, whose family fled Nazi Germany in 1938, is turning 90 on Monday.
The statement says the chair at western German Bonn University will be jointly funded by the defense and the foreign ministry from next year through 2019.
Kissinger served under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.
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