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Germany: Merkel awards refugee integration activists at Chancellery 02:16

Germany: Merkel awards refugee integration activists at Chancellery

Germany, Berlin
December 20, 2016 at 02:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

Several activists working in the field of refugee assimilation were awarded 'integration medals' and certificate at the chancellery in Berlin on Monday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended the ceremony and also gave a speech in front of the attendees.

"I want to encourage you to continue to be a role model and boost others saying 'It is possible although it is difficult. Keep your open-mindedness, your good intuition and don't be devastated if things don't go well sometimes," stated the Chancellor.

Continuing Merkel added "Our lives consist of us living with our diversity, and diversity makes us richer rather than poorer.' And I think that has to be the motto."

Germany: Merkel awards refugee integration activists at Chancellery 02:16
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Several activists working in the field of refugee assimilation were awarded 'integration medals' and certificate at the chancellery in Berlin on Monday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended the ceremony and also gave a speech in front of the attendees.

"I want to encourage you to continue to be a role model and boost others saying 'It is possible although it is difficult. Keep your open-mindedness, your good intuition and don't be devastated if things don't go well sometimes," stated the Chancellor.

Continuing Merkel added "Our lives consist of us living with our diversity, and diversity makes us richer rather than poorer.' And I think that has to be the motto."

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