Helmut Kohl — German Politician born on April 03, 1930,

Helmut Josef Michael Kohl is a German statesman, who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 and as the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union from 1973 to 1998... (wikipedia)

You didn't just pay lip service to the goal of overcoming the division of Europe and Germany... Rather, you put yourself at the forefront of those who encouraged us on the way to unity.
I have been underestimated for decades. I have done very well that way.
We were united not only by political respect for each other, but also by deep mutual sympathy as people.
Peace must be more than the absence of war.
The army is under orders to defend every place.