Saturday, 24 February 1990
Helmut Kohl is the first German Federal Chancellor to come to Camp David. Invitations there are a special gesture by the President. .... George Bush places great value on locking in the close co-operation between the USA and the Federal Republic and the other alliance partners too. The anxieties of the others must be removed by close consultation. Before the arrival of the Chancellor, he had a good hour on the telephone with Margaret Thatcher. In the course of this, she accepted the reunification, something that she would still not have said three months ago.