Press Releases: On the Passing of Helmut Kohl

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
June 17, 2017


I join the world today in mourning the death of a true statesman, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. My heartfelt condolences go to his wife, Maike, extended family and friends, and the German people.

Chancellor Kohl was a friend to the United States during a transformative period for Germany and Europe as a whole. Known as the “Chancellor of Unity,” Chancellor Kohl he led West Germany through reunification and became the first chancellor of a unified Germany.

His work helped advance our shared vision of building a peaceful and democratic Europe.


The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department.
External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.



Continue reading at U.S. State Department - Press Releases (Source) →

Comments