Ambassadors of France, Germany to Chisinau celebrated 60th anniversary of Élysée Treaty
13:44 | 23.01.2023 Category: Political
Chisinau, 23 Jan. /MOLDPRES/- French Embassy and German Embassy in the Republic of Moldova celebrated today the 60th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty.
The event focused on the history and Franco-German reconciliation, the European construction, France and Germany today in the Republic of Moldova.
French Ambassador to Chisinau Graham Paul presented the main aspects of the document. “Élysée Treaty is a concise and practical document focused on foreign policy, defence, education and youth. Its purpose was to impose the obligation of consultation between the governments of the two countries. Thus, every important aspect is discussed by officials from France and Germany. The document made the two countries responsible for building Europe and maintaining peace," said Graham Paul.
For his part, German Ambassador to Chisinau Margret Maria Uebber said that the Élysée Treaty put an end to the long enmity and wars between the two countries. "Germany and France were enemies and it was believed that there would never be peace between them. The situation was overcome by means of this treaty, due to which the hostilities ended. After the signing of the Élysée Treaty, peace between France and Germany was promoted and cooperation began in important areas, including human rights. This document was the basis of the European foundation," said Margret Maria Uebber.
It was signed on 22 January 1963 between France and Germany. The agreement shaped the relationship between these states and played an important role in developing their cooperation in the service of European integration.