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Helsinki Summit
Bush and Gorbachev at the Helsinki summit
Host country Finland
DateSeptember 9, 1990
Venue(s)Finlandia Hall
ParticipantsSoviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
United States George H. W. Bush
ChairPresident Mauno Koivisto

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 in Helsinki, Finland, just a few weeks before the reunification of Germany and just one month after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait as their fourth 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 third summit meeting of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe in order to formally end the Cold War.[1]

See also


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