German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her condolences on the passing of Helmut Kohl. As Merkel said to journalists on Friday, according to her, Helmut Kohl was the “happy accident” for the Germans.
“We for a long time, regardless of how strongly he and his colleagues have used the window of opportunity for enterprises of the Germans. It was the highest art of government from this man and his associates. Helmut Kohl has become for us Germans a happy occasion,” said the Chancellor.