- 23 Jun 2017 8:16 AM
Kohl was a great friend of the countries of central Europe which is why leaders in the region always had and demonstrated trust in him, Orbán said.
This would be very much needed today because joint decisions in Europe cannot be made without mutual trust, he added. Kohl’s work in building his country was exemplary and his greatest achievement, the reunification of Germany, also guaranteed the freedom and independence of central Europe, Orbán said.
Orbán called the reunification of Germany as a great political and moral achievement, which brought freedom and growth to other nations, too, he added.
“We want to preserve and deepen this alliance between Germany and central Europe for the future,” Orbán said. Orbán expressed gratitude for Kohl’s friendship and helpful advice.
“I can assure you that the Hungarians will always consider the Chancellor’s life work among the most valuable achievements in Europe,” Orbán said.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.