Medvedev will head the Russian delegation at the farewell ceremony for Helmut Kohl

Dmitry Medvedev

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will take part in the farewell ceremony for former German Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl, which will be held July 1 in Strasbourg. This was reported on the government website on Tuesday, June 27.

Helmut Kohl has died on 88-m to year of life in his home in Ludwigshafen am Rhein on June 16. Kohl served as Chairman of the German government from 1982 to 1998. One of the major achievements in this position was the unification of Germany.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin, commenting on the death of nick, said that the German politician had a great influence on him. “I’ve known him since the early 1990-ies (…) we have met many times in different capacities. For me, the first conversation made a very strong impression — very strong,” said the Russian leader.