Germany: Genscher receives Kissinger Prize, calls Nazis 'NATO' by mistake

Former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and former President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano received the Henry A. Kissinger Prize from during a ceremony in Berlin's Hans Arnhold Center, Wednesday. During his acceptance speech, Genscher suffered from a slip of the tongue and began referring to the 'Nazi dictatorship' as 'NATO'. Genscher, stood long terms as Foreign Minister between 1974 and 1992, was honoured for " his exceptional contributions towards the peaceful resolution of the Cold War and the reunification of Germany", the organising American Academy in Berlin announced. Napolitano, President of Italy between 2006 and January 2015, was awarded in recognition of his "outstanding contributions to ensuring further European integration and stability." Kissinger, 92 years old at the time, was present at the event and personally congratulated the winners.