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New treaty on Franco-German friendship celebrated in Vienna

Botschafter Küntzle, Botschafter Falconi

Botschafter Küntzle, Botschafter Falconi, © Deutsche Botschaft Wien

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22 January 2019: Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron sign a new treaty on Franco-German friendship in Aachen to amend the Élysée Treaty of 1963 which played a crucial role in the historic reconciliation between France and Germany after the Second World War.


Botschafter Falconi, Botschafter Küntzle
Botschafter Falconi, Botschafter Küntzle© Ständige Vertretung

Ambassador Küntzle: „France and Germany jointly declare their willingness to face the challenges of the 21st century“

To celebrate the Treaty of Aachen, the Permanent Representatives of France and Germany in Vienna jointly hosted a reception, welcoming representatives from other Permanent Missions and the international organizations based in Vienna.


Exekutivsekretär Zerbo; Botschafter Md. Abu Zafar, Bangladesch; Botschafter Küntzle; Botschafter Falconi
Exekutivsekretär Zerbo; Botschafter Md. Abu Zafar, Bangladesch; Botschafter Küntzle; Botschafter Falconi© Ständige Vertretung


The new treaty stands for the preservation of a value and rules-based multilateralism, and it responds to the changes of our societies. It also recalls the Franco-German common responsibility to build a sovereign, united and democratic Europe.



Statement by Ambassador Küntzle and Ambassador Falconi


Information of the Federal Foreign Office




Botschafter Küntzle, deutsch-französischer Empfang
Botschafter Küntzle, deutsch-französischer Empfang© Ständige Vertretung



Botschafter Falconi, Botschafter Küntzle
Botschafter Falconi, Botschafter Küntzle© Ständige Vertretung


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