Germany – Death of Hans-Dietrich Genscher – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (April 01, 201616)


I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hans-Dietrich Genscher, federal minister for foreign affairs and vice chancellor from 1974 to 1982 and from 1982 to 1992.

He was one of the great figures of reunification, and both his political and human qualities left their mark on this major period in European history.

I offer his loved ones my sincere condolences.

France pays tribute to the memory of a committed European, a mainstay of French-German cooperation, and a champion of German reunification.

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