|Xi Jinping Sends Message of Condolences Respectively to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany over the Passing of Helmut Kohl|
On June 17, 2017, President Xi Jinping sent message of condolences respectively to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany over the passing of Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. On behalf of the Chinese government and Chinese people and in his own name, Xi Jinping extended deep condolences to the passing of Helmut Kohl and expressed sincere sympathy to his family.
In the message of condolences, Xi Jinping said that as a remarkable politician, Mr. Helmut Kohl made significant contributions to realizing the reunification of Germany and propelling the European integration. His historical achievements will be long-remembered by the world. He had always been committed to promoting China-Germany and China-Europe dialogue and cooperation, and made active contributions to the development of China-Germany relations, as well as provided understandings and supports to the Chinese people to realize the complete national reunification. This old friend will be long remembered by the Chinese people.
Xi Jinping stressed that the Chinese government and Chinese people value the friendship between the two peoples, and stand ready to work together with the German side to jointly create a more beautiful future for China-Germany relations.