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Celebrating 56 years of the Elysée Treaty

23.01.2019 - Press release

The Elysée Day was celebrated by the Embassies of Germany and France at the Alliance Française in Delhi wherein both the German Chargé d'Affaires, Dr. Jasper Wieck and the French Cultural Counsellor and Director of the Institut Français Dr. trand de Hartingh highlighted the importance of the Treaty.

Dr. Jasper Wieck at the celebration.
Dr. Jasper Wieck at the celebration.© German Embassy New Delhi

On January 22, 1963, the Elysée Treaty was signed, which is considered as the foundation of Franco-German friendship.

Director of the Institut Français Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh
Director of the Institut Français Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh© German Embassy New Delhi

Today, 56 years later, a new treaty was signed in Aachen, with the aim of deepening cooperation in many areas. The Treaty of Aachen will not only further strengthen Franco-German relations at the state

Artists at the celebration
Artists at the celebration© German Embassy New Delhi

level, but will also intensify cross border cooperation and the exchange of civil society.

In Delhi, the Elysée Day was celebrated by both embassies with a celebration in the Alliance Française. The German Chargé d'Affaires, Dr. Jasper Wieck and the French Cultural Counsellor and Director of the Institut Français Dr. Bertrand de Harting highlighted the importance of the Elysée Treaty – also regarding the cooperation of the German and French Embassies in India.

The artists performing on stage
The artists performing on stage© German Embassy New Delhi

A concert with German, French and Indian musicians playing works by German and French composers was the highlight of the event. Various Franco-German projects in the field of culture and science are planned throughout India in the year 2019 and will be implemented in cooperation with the respective cultural institutions - Goethe Institut / Max Mueller

The audience was mesmerized
The audience was mesmerized© German Embassy New Delhi

Bhavan, Alliance Française and Institut Français.

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