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March 5, 1993

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa on Saturday, 27 February 1993, in Tokyo

Kohl reitertates the willingess to increase Germany's global presence despite domestic issues and continuing European challenges. Kohl and Miyazawa discuss the importance of global free trade for Germany and Japan.

March 3, 1993

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Telephone Conversation with Indonesian President Suharto on Wednesday, 24 February 1993

Kohl and Suharto discuss questions of Indonesia's internatioal role, the situation in South East Asia and trade with Germany. Suharto underlines his efforts to work for Indonesia’s movement toward the position of the G-7. Moreover, Kohl and Suharto discuss the sale of former East German navy ships for Indonesia.

February 20, 1993

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Rao on Thursday, 18 February 1993

Kohl and Rao discuss the state of German-Indian relations, especially in terms of trade. Rao complains about problems with regards to the import of dual-use goods from Germany. India's feelings were hurt as the country was treaty in the same way as Libya. Kohl makes a case for caution saying that "Germany must not become the global arms exporter number one.“

January 18, 1993

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Telephone Conversation with the President of the United States of America, George Bush, on 18 January 1993

Kohl calls Bush in order to thank him profoundly emphasizing Bush's key contributions in terms of Germany's unification.

January 12, 1993

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with Secretary General of the United Nations, Dr. Boutros-Ghali, on Monday, 11 January 1993

Kohl and Ghali discuss Germany's international position after unification and the end of the Cold War. Kohl argues that many were surprised by the return of "old demons" in former Yugoslavia. He emphasizes the long-term objective of establish a new sort of European crisis management exluding a repetition of violent conflicts. This was the rational for his strong engagement in favor of the Maastricht Treaty.

December 21, 1992

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with Russian President Yeltsin on Wednesday, 16 December 1992, in Moscow

Kohl and Yeltsin analyze the domestic situation in Russia and Yeltsin's preparations for a referendum on the constitution in 1993. Kohl raises the issue of the two very recent contradicting speeches by  Russian Foreign Minister Kozyrev at the CSCE Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Stockholm. Kohl reiterates that this issue was 'very bad from a psychological standpoint" asking Yeltsin to clarify this during their joint press conference.

December 19, 1992

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Concluding Conversation with Russian President Yeltsin on Economic and Financial Questions on Tuesday, 15 December 1992, in Zavidovo

Kohl and Yeltsin debate questions of finance and the withdrawal of "Soviet" troops from East Germany in 1994. Yeltsin expresses his disappointment about the low revenues from the sale of former Soviet property in East Germany. Kohl counters that Russia's debt rescheduling would cost Germany 8 billion DM. Moreover, he emphasizes the enormous scope of environmental damage that the former Soviet forces had been causing in East Germany.

December 21, 1992

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with French President Mitterrand on the Periphery of the European Council in Edinburgh on Saturday, 12 December 1992

Mitterrand complains what he sees as an "Anglo-Saxonian" offensive against the European currency system arguing that the United States were beginning to fear Europe's economic strength. Kohl does not share this view and argues for caution.

November 27, 1992

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with Yugoslav Prime Minister Milan Panic on Thursday, 26 November 1992

Kohl and Panic review the situation in Yugoslavia and Panic's standing in the domestic struggle with Milosevic. Panic emphasizes his readiness to recognize Slovenia and Croatia reiterating that a democratic Yugoslavia could be a catalyst for peace in the entire region. Kohl remains doubtful arguing that Milosevic would not support such a policy.

November 26, 1992

State Minister Schmidbauer's Meeting with an Islamic Parliamentary Delegation led by Prof. Erbakan (Turkey) on 24 November 1992 in the Chancellor’s Office

Schmidbauer and Erbakan discuss the situation of Muslims in Western countries and in Germany in particular against the background of rising xenophobia in unified Germany. Erbakan sees Germany as a good Western partner for Muslim countries.

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