Alliance Française

Elysée Treaty Celebration

Friday January 22nd, 2021

6-7pm

virtual event, in English

 

2nd anniversary of the Treaty of Aachen : a new treaty based on the 1963 Elysée Treaty to strengthen Franco-German cooperation and facilitate convergence between the two countries was signed in 2019.

Come and celebrate with us France-Germany friendship! All Francophile and Germanophile are welcome!

THEME : THE FRENCH INVITES GERMANS TO CELEBRATE THE TREATIES : a friendly virtual gathering 

The virtual event is open to anyone interested in learning about these two historic events.

Reservation required. 

Guests: Laura Wellman - honorary consul of France at Charlotte, Klaus Becker - honorary consul of Germany at Charlotte and guest of honor: Amélie de Gaulle. Q&A possible.

Program:

  • “Perspectives on the importance of the United States ‘Relationship with France in Today’s times” by Laura Wellman
  • “Perspectives of German French Relations in nowadays’ Europe” by Klaus Becker
  • Q&A time for both guests.
  • Personal perspective: : “Charles de Gaulle, the great uncle” by Amélie de Gaulle

 

Register in advance for this event : event link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Élysée Treaty was a treaty of friendship between France and West Germany, signed by President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer on 22 January 1963 at the Élysée Palace in Paris. With the signing of this treaty, Germany and France established a new foundation for relations that ended centuries of rivalry.

 

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron, along with lawmakers from both countries, called for a "new Élysée Treaty" in January 2018 on the occasion of its 55th anniversary, the so-called Aachen Treaty was signed on 22 January 2019.