According to the German newspaper Tagus Spiegel, French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Germany at the invitation of his German counterpart in early July. The Federal Office of the German President announced on Monday that the trip will take place from July 2 to 4. This event is held at the invitation of Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Federal President of Germany. By doing so, Macron pays tribute to the “close friendship between our two countries” in the 60th year of the Elysée Treaty, the statement said. This is the first state visit by a French president to Germany in 23 years.
In the continuation of this statement, it is stated that the two presidents will visit several regions of Germany together, according to the office of the German President, the Elysee Palace will also publish this news with the same content. The statement also emphasizes: “Macron and Steinmeier want to emphasize in this way the unique relationship between our countries, our citizens and especially the German and French youth.”
The statement of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany states: This state visit is the beginning of a new chapter in the decades-long friendship between the two countries. In addition, the state visit underscores the close friendship between German Federal President Steinmeier and French President Emmanuel Macron.
For some time now, relations between Germany and France have become critical, and now the parties are trying to change this process.
According to the German newspaper Zeitung Zeitung, citing government circles in Berlin, both governments have agreed to meet once a year at the cabinet level. The first such test will be held in Germany in the fall, possibly in October.
Germany and France had already agreed on more practical cooperation in the Aachen Treaty in 2019. But recently there have always been tensions between the two countries, and a joint ministerial meeting planned for the fall was canceled at short notice.