Helsinki Summit (1990)

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Helsinki Summit
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Bush and Gorbachev at the Helsinki summit
Host country Finland
DateSeptember 9, 1990
CitiesHelsinki
ParticipantsSoviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
United States George H. W. Bush
FollowsMalta Summit

The Helsinki Summit comprised a meeting between US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, taking place on September 9, 1990, just a few weeks before the reunification of Germany as their third meeting following a meeting that included Ronald Reagan, in New York in December 1988. Furthermore, the collapse of communism and the pending reunification of Germany necessitated a second summit meeting of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe in order to formally end the Cold War.[1]

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  1. ^ "Helsinki Accords". Britannica.com. Retrieved August 27, 2019.