Orbán Sends Condolences To Kohl’s Widow

  • 23 Jun 2017 8:16 AM
Orbán Sends Condolences To Kohl’s Widow
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of condolence to Maike Kohl- Richter, the widow of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, a copy of which was published on Orbán’s website. “Kohl’s death represents the loss of a great architect of the united Europe at a time when the founding fathers’ courage, wisdom and farsightedness would be much needed,” Orbán said in his letter.

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.

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