Horst Teltschik diary

Cold War: Horst Teltschik diary (Kohl at peace with MT, a “tremendous fighter & a splendid woman”) [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 Dr Teltschik was Helmut Kohl’s closest foreign policy adviser.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 65
Themes: Defence (general), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU)

Monday, 2 April 1990

In preparation for the two-plus-four talks, this morning there gather with the Federal Chancellor, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Gerhard Stoltenberg, Rudolf Seiters, Dieter Kastrup, Major-General Klaus Naumann from the command-staff of the defence ministry, and myself. ... In passing, the Chancellor reports on his talks with Margaret Thatcher, whom he portrays as a “tremendous fighter and a splendid woman ”. He has made peace with her again.