US President Donald Trump called Germany one of the US "most treasured allies," as 30 years passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the so-called "death strip," making Germany united again, AFP reported.
Trump vowed to continue coordination with Germany to "ensure that the flames of freedom burn as a beacon of hope and opportunity for the entire world to see."
The concrete walls that had extended since 1961 across 87 miles of Berlin had separated East Berlin from the West in an effort to prevent Eastern Berlin locals from going to the West. They were demolished in 1989 following protests against Soviet occupation of the German capital.
"The Cold War has long since passed, but tyrannical regimes around the world continue to employ the oppressive tactics of Soviet-style totalitarianism," Trump said in a message from Washington.