ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST GERMANY-Foreign Policy Perspectives of the Centre-Right Coalition

November 6. 1982 WEST GERMANY Foreign Policy Perspectives of the Centre-Right Coalition Ramesh Jaura SOON after being sworn in on October 1 as Chancellor Helmut Kohl is reported to have sent a confidential message to George Shultz, the US Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs assuring that Bonn would no longer play an intermediary between Moscow and Washington, as social democrat Helmut Schmidt and his advisers had been doing, thus contributing to growing irritations in West: German-American relations. While the report was contradicted in Bonn, its contents have been corroborated by Chancellor Kohl In his policy statement to the federal parliament Bundestag on October 13.

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