“I had great admiration for Chancellor Kohl’s steady leadership when the Cold War came to a peaceful end and the re-unification of Germany became possible,” he wrote. “Like him, I am also an enthusiastic admirer of the spirit of the European Union, which was founded to promote the common interest ahead of individual nation’s concerns. This Union has delivered more than six decades of peace, reconciliation and prosperity in Europe.”
He concluded that the best tribute we can pay to such leaders as Chancellor Kohl is to carry their vision forward and work to inspire future generations so the EU continues to serves as a model of unity and strength in times to come.
Source : https://www.dalailama.com/news/2017/his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-expresses-condolences-at-the-death-of-helmut-kohl