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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Honecker Visits Bonn

September 7-11 1987 4 days
Honecker Visits Bonn

In an unprecedented move, Erich Honecker, leader of East Germany, visited the capital of West Germany. The new Chancellor of West Germany, Helmut Kohl, received Honecker with full state honors. This was significant because it was a further indicator that the FRG accepted the GDR on an equal setting in the realm of state politics.

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