France pays tribute to Helmut Kohl [fr]
Germany – Death of Helmut Kohl – Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Paris, 16 June 2017
I was deeply saddened to learn of Helmut Kohl’s passing.
I offer my sincere condolences to his family, and to the authorities and all the people of Germany.
An architect of peace, Helmut Kohl worked with François Mitterrand to build a free, strong and united Europe based on democratic values.
This visionary approach must continue to inspire us for the good of future generations, so that they may flourish./.