Frank-Walter Steinmeier is Germany's Foreign Minister in Angela Merkel's coalition government.
Two months after far-right violence and ensuing demonstrations rocked Germany, the German president has made a subdued if cordial visit to the city now associated with far-right extremism. His message: We need to talk.
A memorial has opened at one of the largest Nazi concentration camps within the former Soviet Union. German President Steinmeier has described the tribute to the forgotten victims as "invaluable."
Meeting with Polish President Duda, Steinmeier said European unity is only possible when members uphold common values. Relations between the two countries have been hampered by differing opinions over those values.