Prime Minister of Luxembourg: Friendship and Europe, common project; Helmut Kohl enabled Europe's unification

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Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel said that friendship and Europe represent a common project, and one of "the actors" who enabled the unification of Europe was German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

"I want to thank you for giving me the occasion to have this intervention in an official framework. I think about a man that left us yesterday and who was part of those European who believe that we should live together. (...) Friendship and Europe are a common project, he was one of the actors who enabled this unification of Europe and the promotion of European values. (...) Yesterday, a great man has left us, a great man of Germany and a great man of peace. We can be together today because there were men who had the courage to build things and rely on exchanges and respect towards the other," Prime Minister of Luxembourg stated on Saturday in Sibiu.

Helmut Kohl past away on Friday aged 87.

Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel and Romania's President Klaus Iohannis, who was the former mayor of Sibiu in 2017 when Luxembourg and Sibiu were European Capitals of Culture, are visiting Sibiu to celebrate the tenth anniversary of this event. AGERPRES (RO — author: Isabela Paulescu, editor: Cristina Tatu; EN — editor: Rodica Ionita)

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