Condolences on the death of Guido Westerwelle
I express my deepest condolences to the the relatives and near of kin of Guido Westerwelle (1961 – 2016), a vivid and courageous politician and person, the most successful leader of the German liberals.
I express my condolences to Freie Demokratische Partei which entered the parliament with the record high 14.6 per cent under his leadership in 2009 and I also express my condolences to his liberal colleagues from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Westerwelle Foundation.
I have seen Westerwelle’s last public performances on the German television last November and I have read his last interview. Guido Westerwelle was a truly courageous and strong person, a true leader and I hope that he will be inspiring liberals around the world to defend the principles of freedom and humanity by his personal example for many years.