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PM Modi condoles death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi today condoled the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and said values his contribution in strengthening Indo-German ties.

"Our condolences at the demise of Helmut Kohl - statesman, architect of German unification and ardent believer in European integration," the Prime Minister said in tweet.

"Helmut Kohl visited in 1986 and 1993. We value his contribution in strengthening India-ties," Modi said.

Kohl, Germany's longest-serving postwar leader, died today at his home in Ludwigshafen aged 87.

Born a Catholic on April 3, 1930, he was hailed as colossus of contemporary European history for reuniting after years of Cold War separation.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 00:02 IST