Greece’s foreign minister expresses sorrow at death of Helmut Kohl

Greece’s foreign ministry on Friday expressed its sorrow for the death of former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, extending sincere condolences to his family and the German people.

Kohl was “a leader with a sense of historic responsibility who carried out the historic task of peacefully reuniting Germany,” an announcement read.

“He was one of the most emblematic figures of post-war Europe and one of the main architects and visionaries of European integration, who worked from his position to consolidate peace and democracy in Europe,” the ministry said.