On June 17, 2017 The Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon sent a message of condolences to President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Kohl.
The President’s message reads, in particular:
With great sadness we found the news of the demise of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
Helmut Kohl went down in the modern history as an outstanding statesman, who largely determined the nature and content of an era in the country's development, played a key role in the reunification of Germany and creation of the European Union.
Thanks to his tireless efforts to consolidate peace and general accord, and to put an end to the Cold War, he gained universal recognition in the international arena.
In this hour of grief I convey to you, His Excellency, to the family and friends of the deceased, and all the people of Germany my sincere sympathy and condolences".