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German Foreign Minister: Education is a true commodity

June 26, 2012

"Education plays the central role in globalization," said German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on June 26 at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn.

Bundesaußenminister Guido Westerwelle auf dem Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2012 (26.06.2012) in Bonn.
Image: DW/K. Danetzki

"The world's true commodity is not under our feet anymore - it's between our ears. It is creativity and knowledge - and they are the result of education and training. This is why the competition between educational systems will determine the leading societies and nations of the future," stressed Westerwelle.