Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs : Death of Helmut Kohl (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 people and authorities 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.