Statement by ACG Chairman
Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt
It is with great sadness that we learned today of the death of Helmut Kohl. I had the honor of working with Chancellor Kohl for over three decades, beginning in the Reagan years, continuing through German Unification, and intensifying when I was appointed as the first American Ambassador in over 50 years to a united Germany. Helmut Kohl will always be remembered as the Chancellor of Unification, but he was also a committed European and strong transatlanticist. We offer his family and the German people our condolences at this difficult time, even as we join them in remembering the life and contribution of one of the Twentieth Century’s major political figures.