FILE PHOTO OF GERMAN CHANCELLOR HELMUT KOHL AND FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER.

FILE PHOTO OF GERMAN CHANCELLOR HELMUT KOHL AND FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER.

Unlike Reagan or Thatcher, Helmut Kohl did not fit the public perception of a great statesman but his contribution was as great and he had a willingness to take even greater risks. Image: REUTERS

June 17, 2017 4:18 AM (UTC+8)