Horst Teltschik diary

Cold War: Horst Teltschik diary (MT & Bush make helpful comments at Bermuda) [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: 77
Themes: Defence (general), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU)

Good Friday, 13 April 1990

At a joint press conference in Bermuda, George Bush and Margaret Thatcher for the first time establish unmistakably that a united Germany must “have unrestricted control over its entire territory without any restrictions on its sovereignty ”. Bush and Thatcher make clear that a changed role for NATO in the framework of the CSCE requirements provides answers to pan-European security problems. Further, they stress once more that a united Germany must be a full member of NATO.