It is noted that this document will aim to unite the efforts of the two countries and ” prepare them for the challenges of the XIX century”.
A new cooperation agreement between France and Germany will be signed on January 22 in Aachen on the border of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. This was announced on Tuesday the Elysee Palace.
“French President Emmanuel Macaron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will sign a new agreement on Franco-German cooperation and unity on January 22, 2019. The signing ceremony will take place in the coronation hall of The Aachen town hall,” the press service of the President of France said.
It is noted that the agreement will be based on the provisions of the Elysee Treaty of 1963, which contributed to the development of friendship between France and Germany after the Second World War. The new document will aim to unite the efforts of the two countries and “prepare them for the challenges of the XIX century”. It will address not only political and economic ties, but also cooperation in the areas of security, education, culture, scientific research and the fight against climate change.
Earlier, on January 19, 2018, Merkel at a press conference with Macron in Paris announced her readiness to update the Elysee Treaty signed 55 years ago. In the same month, the French national Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) and the Bundestag expressed support for the initiative.
The agreement, signed on 22 January 1963 by Conrad Adenauer and Charles de Gaulle at the Elysee Palace, provided that the governments of Germany and France would hold constant consultations on the most important issues of foreign and cultural policy, security, education of young people and act in the name of common interests. Subsequently, the document was supplemented by two protocols-in 1988 Helmut Kohl and Francois Mitterrand agreed to coordinate their actions in the field of defense, as well as in the field of economy and monetary policy.