Photo Gallery: Celebrating 50 Years of Franco-German Friendship
01/22/2013
A handshake in front of an important historical photo: German Chancellor Angela...
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A handshake in front of an important historical photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande appear at a press conference on Tuesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, signed on Jan. 22, 1963 by German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President General Charles de Gaulle. The treaty paved the way for postwar reconciliation between the countries and helped lay the foundations for a united Europe.