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1989 Nov 24 Fr
Horst Teltschik diary

Cold War: Horst Teltschik diary (Bush & MT praise Kohl’s handling of events in GDR) [translation]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Horst Teltschik, 329 Tage: Innenansichten der Einigung [329 Days: Inside Views of the Unification] , Siedler Publishing 1991
Editorial comments: Translated specially for www.margaretthatcher.org. Dr Teltschik was Helmut Kohl’s closest foreign policy adviser.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 39
Themes: Defence (general), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU)

Friday, 24 November 1989

In the evening, news reaches me from the White House that George Bush and Margaret Thatcher have agreed, in their conversations every other day, that the Federal Chancellor has reacted to the events in the GDR Òwith great aptitudeÓ.