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Bush senior to meet Kohl and Gorby in Berlin

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Bush senior to meet Kohl and Gorby in Berlin
Kohl, Gorbachev and Bush senior.
17:14 CEST+02:00
Former US President George H.W. Bush will join ex Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl ahead of celebrations in Berlin for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The event featuring three of the most influential leaders at the time will take place on October 31 under the motto: “The Fall of the Wall and Reunification – the Victory of Freedom.”

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, which is affiliated with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, announced the Cold War era reunion on Wednesday.

Merkel and German President Horst Köhler will also attend.

The 85-year-old Bush, Gorbachev (78) and Kohl (79), all played key roles as the peaceful revolution unfolded in East Germany in the autumn of 1989. Their cooperation would pave the way for German reunification in 1990.

Missing from the reunion will be former French President François Mitterrand, who died in 1996, and the UK's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (84).

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