Selected Speeches and Articles (2011 – present)

Selected speeches in German can be found here. Speeches from President Köhler’s terms in office are available through the Office of the Federal President.


„Homecoming to a Foreign Place“

Dinner on the occasion of the 80th birthday of former Federal President Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler at the invitation of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Mrs. Elke Büdenbender

Berlin, Schloss Bellevue, 6 March 2023


Freedom, Togetherness, Vigilance

Awarding of the International Prize of the Friedrich August von Hayek Foundation to Prime Ministers Ingrida Šimonytė, Kaja Kallas and Krišjānis Kariņš
Berlin, 4 September 2022


“New Ways of Thinking and Acting in the Vertical – What Is Needed for a Substantially New Partnership between Europe and Africa”

Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC)
Host: German Bundestag in cooperation with the Bundesrat on 1 December 2020
(live by video from the German Bundestag)
Berlin, 1 December 2020


Young, smart and ambitious

Africa’s progress is a global common good. Investment in its future is a matter of security – and economic opportunity
Article for ‘The Security Times’ on the occasion of the 53rd Munich Security Conference
1 March 2017