Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   16 December

German unification Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies aged 87

YEREVAN, JUNE 16, ARMENPRESS. Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died aged 87, “Armenpress” reports, German media inform.

Bild informs Kohl passed away in his house located in Ludwigshafen city in Rhineland-Palatinate State, western Germany.

Kohl, who served as chancellor from 1982 until 1998, oversaw the reunification of East and West Germany during his time in office. As head of the Christian Democratic Union between 1973 and 1998, he was initially chancellor of West Germany before later becoming the first leader of the unified state.

Together with former French President socialist François Mitterrand, Helmut Kohl was the architect of the Euro. Kohl is also remembered for his ideological disagreements with the then Prime Minister of the Great Britain Margaret Thatcher.

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