Exactly 56 years after the signing of the Élysée Treaty, want to seal Germany and France, and a new Pact of friendship.

In the coronation hall of the historical Aachen city hall want to put German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of Emmanuel Macron today, (10.40 hours), and their signatures under a new German-French friendship Treaty. 22. January 1963, signed in Paris by the then Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and President Charles de Gaulle the first contract.

The “Treaty of Aachen” specifies that Germany and France are strengthening their cooperation in the European policy and for a common Foreign and security policy. In addition, the Integration of the two economies will be deepened. Education qualifications should be mutually recognised, it is also planned to create a German-French courses of study.

In the Élysée Treaty of 1963, had agreed both sides, including regular consultations between the President and the Chancellor at Ministerial level. The governments should coordinate among themselves in all important questions of Foreign, European and defence policy. The a little later, founded the German-French youth office met since then, for millions of young people the friendship of the two European core countries, with life.

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